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Pathway Summer 7,5 Credits

Course Contents

The Pathway Summer course is a preparatory course for students who do not meet the level of required English proficiency for University studies in Sweden. The purpose of the course is to provide English language preparation in reading, writing, listening and speaking corresponding to the Swedish upper secondary school course English 6. The purpose is also to provide students with a small taste of Higher Education and life in Sweden.
The course consists of a single English language course, but students can also expect to learn and develop university academic skills alongside language activities. Knowledge will be gained through lectures, group discussions, assignments as well as study visits and workshops. Regular tasks will be set and marked to track progress.

Preparatory English Summer
The course consists of lectures, seminars and group activities in various fields of academic
English and has been designed specifically to meet the needs of non-native English speakers who
wish to develop their English language competencies and be able to communicate effectively in
an academic environment. In addition to the development of the four main areas of language
(reading, writing, speaking and listening), there is also a strong focus on academic skills
including research methods, research ethics, critical thinking, academic writing and oral
presentations. The course will be taught in an international context with a strong focus on active
participation and group discussion. Students will be given opportunities to share their own
experiences and in turn gain a deeper knowledge of living conditions, social issues and cultural
features in different parts of the world.

Course content and objectives include:
- Applied grammar (individualised)
- Vocabulary building - academic language. Both general and subject specific.
- Academic reading
- Listening comprehension and note-taking
- Academic writing - summary writing, essays
- Language strategies
- Oral proficiency - presentation skills, group discussion skills, pronunciation
- Introduction to rhetoric - the art of persuasive speaking and writing


High School Diploma and English language skills corresponding to:
IELTS 6.0 (no part below 5.5) or equivalent
Internet based TOEFL test 80, written test 21 or equivalent

Level of Education: Undergraduate
Course code/Ladok code: PWSG19
The course is conducted at: JUE

Previous and ongoing course occasions

Type of course
Study type
Summer 2019: Jul 15 - Aug 11
Rate of Study
Course coordinator
Carl-Johan Odehammar
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
Application code

Content updated 2018-03-23

Content updated 2015-06-24
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