The syllabus was adopted by the Board of the Faculty of Languages on 2006-12-07 to be in effect as of 2007-07-01.
Upon completing the course students will • be able to show an awareness of the writing process • be able to express themselves orally and in writing in grammatically correct and idiomatic English • be able to show skills in presentation techniques, in both oral and written presentations • be able to show an awareness of genres, with insight into the differences between various types of texts and oral presentations • be able to initiate, lead and participate in discussions • be able to formulate constructive criticism of texts written by others.
The course trains students' oral and written communicative abilities through compulsory written assignments and discussions and presentations based on press and Internet sources.
Group instruction. English is the language of instruction.
Examination is done in the form of continuous assessment of oral and written assignments. Grades used are either Fail, Pass, or Pass with Distinction.
For transitional regulations in the case of changes in the syllabus, please contact the student adviser.
Attendance is compulsory in all group sessions.
The course cannot be counted toward a degree together with the courses English A1, A32, or A31.
If the syllabus or course reading for a component has been changed, students have a right to be examined under the original syllabus and course reading on three occasions during the following three semesters. Normally this right then expires. Otherwise there are no limitations on the number of examination opportunities.