Practical English, 7.5 credits
Practical English, 7,5 högskolepoäng
Course Syllabus for students Spring 2019
Course Code:LPEG19
Confirmed by:Director of Education Nov 26, 2018
Valid From:Spring 2019
Education Cycle:Basic level
Disciplinary domain:The humanities
Subject group:EN1
Specialised in:G1N
Main field of study:English

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

- account for the basic grammatical structures of English
- account for basic genre-related differences between texts in English

Skills and abilities

- in their use of English apply grammatically correct structures
- in their use of English apply an understanding of genre-related differences between texts
- in their use of English apply a wide range of appropriate vocabulary with regard to context, purpose and audience

Judgement and approach

- critically reflect on the appropriateness of their own language use with regard to context, purpose and audience


• Written production
• Text types and genres
• Grammar and language correctness
• Vocabulary
• Impacts of contexts of language use

Type of instruction

The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and exercises performed individually and in groups.

An e-learning platform is used.

Students who have been admitted to and registered for a course have the right to receive instruction/supervision for the duration of the time period specified for the particular course to which they were accepted. After that, the right to receive instruction/supervision expires.

The teaching is conducted in English.


General entry requirements. English proficiency is required. Exemption is granted from the requirement in Swedish

Examination and grades

The course is graded A, B, C, D, E, FX or F.

The grades A, B, C, D and E are all passing grades. For courses with more than one element of examination, students are given a final grade based on an overall assessment of all the elements included in the course. The final grade of the course is issued only when all elements of examination have been passed.

The examination is based on instruction and course literature.

Forms of examination:
Individual written assignment (3.5 credits)
Individual written examination (4 credits)

The examination must allow for students to be assessed on an individual basis. Further information concerning assessment of specific intended learning outcomes and grading criteria is provided in a study guide distributed at the beginning of the course.

For the final grade to be assigned, at least an E is required for all examinations.

Students are guaranteed a minimum of three attempts to pass an examination, including the regular attempt.

If a student has failed the same examination three times, the student is entitled to request that the next examination be assessed and graded by a new examiner. The decision to accept or reject such a request is made by the vice dean of education. A student may not make a second attempt at any examination already passed in order to receive a higher grade.

In case a course is terminated or significantly altered, examination according to the earlier syllabus shall be offered on at least two occasions in the course of one year after the termination/alteration.

Registration of examination:
Name of the TestValueGrading
Individual written assignment3.5 creditsA/B/C/D/E/FX/F
Individual written examination4 creditsA/B/C/D/E/FX/F

Course evaluation

The instruction is followed up throughout the course. At the end of the course, a course evaluation is performed and commented on by the course coordinator and, if possible, a student representative/student representatives (course developer/s). The evaluation, which is published on the relevant e-learning platform and submitted to the administration, is to function as a basis for future improvements to the course.

Course literature

A selection of articles and exercises related to English language proficiency. Ca. 30 pages.

Estling-Vannestål, Maria (2015). A University Grammar of English with a Swedish Perspective. Lund: Studentlitteratur. 586 pages.

Web-based material related to English language proficiency. Ca. 25 pages.

Reference literature

Citing Sources – How to Create Literature References

The Interactive Anti-Plagiarism Guide – Jönköping University
Information about plagiarism at higher education institutions
Also available in the course event on the e-learning platform PING PONG

Content updated 2019-10-21

Content updated 2015-06-24
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