Master’s studies

Syllabus for Practical English: Oral and Written Production for International Students

Praktisk engelska: muntlig och skriftlig språkfärdighet för studenter med internationell bakgrund


  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5EN047
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: English G1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG).
  • Established: 2008-11-13
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Languages
  • Revised: 2015-02-04
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 27, 2015
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements
  • Responsible department: Department of English

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course students are expected to
• be able to apply grammatical rules in free and controlled production
• have a good knowledge of English pronunciation
• have both a passive and active English vocabulary and be able to use relevant dictionaries
• be able to express themselves in grammatically correct and idiomatic English
• be able to present a topic both orally and in written form.


The course improves the students' oral and written production by pronunciation exercises and obligatory discussions and presentations. The presentations are based on the course literature within the students' main topic area of study. The course also comprises self-study exercises in English grammar.


Group sessions. All instruction and class work is in English.


Students are examined in the form of continuous assessment of oral and written assignments. Grades awarded are either pass with distinction, pass or fail.

Transitional provisions

Please contact the student counsellor for transitional regulations in connection with changes in the curriculum.

Other directives

Attendance is compulsory in all group sessions.

The course may not be included in a degree together with the following courses: Practical English: Oral and Written Production. English A1, or A31.

If the curriculum or the course literature for a course is changed, students have the right to be examined on the original curriculum and course literature on three occasions during the following three terms. After these two opportunities, the right normally expires. There is no limit to the number of times an examination may be retaken.

Reading list

Reading lists

Applies from: week 01, 2018

  • Collins COBUILD English grammar.

    New 4th edition.: Glasgow: Collins, 2017.

    Find in the library


  • Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English..

    senaste uppl.: London: Longman,

    Find in the library