A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
has broad knowledge of the English verbal system
is familiar with the forms and functions of adverbials in English
has knowledge of the structure and function of various types of clauses and sentences in English
has broad knowledge of English intonation patterns
has knowledge about principles of word order, and cohesion and coherence in spoken and written English
has knowledge of contrastive differences between English and Norwegian grammar and language use
can analyse and evaluate spoken and written communication by using his/her knowledge of grammatical theory, of English usage norms and of cohesion and coherence
can describe the forms and structures of English by using relevant and precise terminology
can identify and discuss important and relevant differences between Norwegian and English usage
can reflect upon his/her own academic practice and adjust it under supervision
can use relevant digital and other tools confidently, critically and creatively to develop their linguistic competence in English
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
can exchange opinions and experiences with others with a background in the field, thereby contributing to the development of good practice
Basic English intonation patterns
The English verbal system
The form and function of English adverbials
The form and function of English subordinate clauses
Principles of word order, cohesion and coherence in English
The structure of spoken and written texts in English
English-Norwegian contrastive 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 in work with exercises in and out of class.
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.