Syllabus for Practical English: Oral and Written Production

Praktisk engelska: muntlig och skriftlig produktion

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5EN042
  • 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: 2006-12-07
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Languages
  • Revised: 2012-09-19
  • Revised by: The Board of the Department of English
  • Applies from: week 01, 2013
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements and English 6 or English B
  • Responsible department: Department of English

Decisions and guidelines

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.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course students will
• have developed an awareness of the writing process
• have an enhanced ability to express themselves orally and in writing in grammatically correct and idiomatic English
• have learned presentation technology, in both oral and written presentations
• have developed 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 the students' oral and written communication ability through compulsory discussions and presentations based on the prescribed books and press - and Internet sources.


Group instruction. English is the language of instruction.


Examination is done in the form of continuous oral and written assignments and a final written examination. For students whose oral and written communicative competence is not deemed to meet the expected standard, special tests will be arranged. Grades used are either Fail, Pass, or Pass with Distinction.

Students who do not achieve a passing grade on the regular examination will have another opportunity to take the examination within a reasonable period of time after the regular examination.

Students who fail a certain examination twice have the right upon request, following consultation with the head of department, to have another examiner appointed.

Transitional provisions

For transitional regulations in the case of changes in the syllabus, please contact the student adviser.

Other directives

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 two occasions during the following semester. Normally this right then expires. Otherwise there are no limitations on the number of examination opportunities.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 01, 2013