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English A for international exchange students under formal agreements and free-movers, 7.5 Credits

Swedish name: Engelska A för internationella avtalsstudenter och free-movers

This syllabus is valid: 2022-08-08 and until further notice

Course code: 1EN034

Credit points: 7.5

Education level: First cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: English: First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements

Grading scale: Three-grade scale

Responsible department: Department of Language Studies

Revised by: Head of Department of Language Studies, 2022-03-07


Oral and written language proficiency.

Expected learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student will:
* be able to demonstrate a varied, active vocabulary and a satisfactory spoken fluency, and show that they have reached such a level in terms of communicative competence that they can function in English in a Swedish university environment.
* demonstrate competence in English to be able to correctly express themselves in writing at an academic level

Required Knowledge

General entry requirements and English 6

Form of instruction

The course modules run in parallel during the semester. Lectures, lessons and group work are the most common forms of instruction. Attendance is mandatory for all modules.

Mandatory attendance means that the student is obliged to attend classes if there are no special reasons for the absence. In the event of such absence, the student must contact the teacher for instructions. Students who have not participated in mandatory lessons are normally required to provide additional work.

The course cannot be combined with other courses toward fulfillment of a degree. 

The course consists of the following modules:

1. Written proficiency, 3 hp
2. Oral proficiency, 4.5 hp

Module 1 Written Proficiency (3hp)

The focus of this module is on written language skills and includes a number of writing assignments that aim to improve students' language use. Attendance is mandatory at all classes. 

Lessons and/or group work. 

Evaluation of submitted work. 

Module 2 Oral Proficiency (4.5hp) 

Training in spoken English through different types of oral presentations, group discussions, etc. Listening comprehension and pronunciation exercises. 

Lessons, group work, etc. Attendance is mandatory at all classes.

Continuous evaluation of the student's oral performance during the lessons and in presentations.

Examination modes

Examination for each module is carried out as described above.

The grades awarded for this course are "Pass" (Godkänd), "Pass with distinction" (Väl godkänd) or "Fail" (Underkänd). To get a grade of "Pass with distinction" (Väl godkänd) in the whole course, the student must have received that grade in both modules. All examination is conducted in English. 

Deviations from modes of examination in the course plan can be made for a student who has been determined eligible for pedagogical support due to a disability. Individual adjustments to the mode of examination will be made on the basis of the student's needs. The mode of examination is adjusted in relation to the expected learning outcomes in the course plan. Following a request from the student, the course coordinator, in consultation with the examiner, is to make a quick decision regarding an adjusted mode of examination. The decision is relayed to the student.

A student who is awarded a Pass grade cannot be re-examined.

A student who has not received a Pass grade on a test has the right to re-take the test (a re-sit). The first re-sit will be arranged no later than two months after the original test, but no earlier than ten working days after the result of the original test has been announced. For tests held in May or June, the first re-sit is to be arranged within three months of the original examination session. The date for the re-sit will be provided, at the latest, in conjunction the original test. At least one additional re-sit will be offered within one year of the original test.

In cases where a test cannot be repeated according to rules in effect regarding re-sits, it will be replaced with another task. The scope and content of such a task should be proportionate to the missed test.

The final date for the submission/completion of assignments falls on the last day of the semester, unless otherwise stated by the teacher. At all examination sessions, tasks and assignments need to be completed and submitted within the time frame set by the teacher in order to be considered for examination. Tasks and assignments submitted late will not be considered for examination, and the student is instead referred to the next examination session.

A student who has failed the original test and the re-sit for a course has the right to have another examiner appointed, unless special circumstances render this inappropriate. A request for this must be submitted to the Board of the Faculty of Arts.

A student who has been accepted for this course can take the examination(s) involved according to the syllabus that was current at the time of their acceptance for up to two years after that syllabus is replaced or the course is discontinued.


Valid from: 2022 week 32

Macmillan English dictionary for advanced learners
Rundell Michael, Fox Gwyneth
2. ed. : Oxford : Macmillan Education : 2007 : xi, 1748 s. :
ISBN: 978-1-4050-2526-3 (hft. + CD-ROM)
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Estling Vannestål Maria
Essential English grammar
1. ed. : Lund : Studentlitteratur : 2012 : 200 s. :
ISBN: 978-91-44-06982-1
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