Academic English 7,5 Credits
Course ContentsThe purpose of the course is to provide students with a command of academic English that is functional for communication across many different fields, language spheres and Englishes. The communicative language competencies that are promoted in the course focus on intercultural communication as well as the student’s own flexibility, choice, and ownership of their language. Overall language proficiency, digital literacy, information literacy as well as foundational literacy skills are inextricably linked together in the course content. The course also emphasises two aspects of linguistic communicative language competencies: range and control.
The course content allows for reflection, active construction and for students to create, confront and conspire. This means that the student has command of the language in understanding interaction between native speakers and other interaction, conversation, informal and formal discussion, when addressing audiences, in creative and academic writing and when processing text.
The horizontal aim is to develop and strengthen student skills for participating in higher education, life-long learning and global citizenship through group work, social engagement, peer learning, reflective learning and autonomous learning whilst developing agency, ability to reconcile tensions and dilemmas, intercultural communication skills, metacognitive skills, information literacy and critical thinking. The purpose is also to prepare students for higher education by giving support in adjusting to the demands, challenges and expectations of higher education institutions.
PrerequisitesGeneral entry requirements and a pass in English 6 or equivalent.
Level of Education: Undergraduate
Course code/Ladok code: PAEG12
The course is conducted at: Jönköping University Enterprise
Previous and ongoing course occasions
Type of coursePATH
SemesterSpring 2023: Jan 16 - May 07
Rate of Study25%
ExaminerCarl Johan Odehammar
Course coordinatorLucy Keryakos
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students13000kr