Language: NOR | ENG

2EN35-1 English language 1

Learning outcomes

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:



The candidate

  • has broad knowledge of the English sound system and English word classes
  • has broad knowledge of the basic syntactic structure of English phrases and clauses
  • has knowledge of contrastive phonological and grammatical differences between English and Norwegian, and between standards of British and American English
  • is familiar with some aspects of English vocabulary (etymology, semantics)



The candidate

  • can apply knowledge of the norms for modern English usage in his/her own production of oral and written texts
  • can analyse the basic syntactic structure of English phrases and clauses
  • can describe how sounds are produced, classify phonemes and use standard phonological script (IPA)
  • can recognise and describe differences between the phonology and grammar of English and Norwegian by using basic phonological and grammatical terminology
  • can use relevant digital and other tools confidently, critically and creatively to develop their linguistic competence in English



The candidate

  • has insight into relevant academic and professional ethical issues
  • can plan and carry out varied assignments, alone or as part of a group, and in accordance with ethical requirements and principles
  • can communicate important academic subject matters such as theories, problems and solutions, both in writing and orally, as well as through other relevant forms of communication

Course content

  • English phonemes and the phonetic alphabet
  • English word classes
  • Subject-verbal concord
  • English phrase structure
  • Basic English clause structure
  • English-Norwegian contrastive phonology and grammar

Teaching and working methods

Teaching takes the form of interactive lectures and seminars. The learning platform Fronter is used for course information and guidance. The course requires regular and active participation in seminars as well as work with exercises in and out of class.

Coursework requirements


  • have an attendance record of at least 75%
  • have submitted an individual assignment by a date stipulated at the beginning of the semester. This assignment must be approved by the lecturer responsible no later than two weeks before the examination



An individual five-hour written examination, graded on a scale from A to F. A is the highest pass grade and E is the lowest pass grade.