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.
Teaching campus course: Teaching takes place through seminars. Virtual meetings may occur. Active participation in the course seminars is mandatory and students must complete all assignments. In cases of absence students will be given the opportunity to complete an extra assignment within the framework of the course period. English is the language of instruction.
Distance learning course: Teaching takes place via web-based tools and platforms. Scheduled virtual meetings may be added. Students must complete all assignments, and attend virtual meetings when they occur, to pass the course. In cases of absence students will be given the opportunity to complete an extra assignment within the framework of the course period. 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.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.
Students who fail a regular examination will be offered a make-up examination within a reasonable period of time after the regular examination.
Students who fail an examination twice have the right to apply to the head of the department for permission to change examiners.
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, 5EN390, 5EN391, 5EN392, 5EN394, 5EN395, 5EN396.
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.