first cycle 15 credits

English for Professional Purposes

Summary

This course in English for professional application stresses three particular aspects: the logical organisation and presentation of ideas; detailed proof-reading; and the conventions of various writing genres, such as business emails and proposals.

Admission requirements

General entry requirements + English B.


For Swedish Upper Secondary Grades merit rating will be calculated according to Områdesbehörighet 6/A6

Selection:

credits 20% final grades 40% national university aptitude test 40%

About

Course content

The course is designed to prepare the student to use English in the world of work by developing his/her ability to communicate effectively in English in a wide range of professional situations.

Learning activities

Learning activities are lectures, seminars, writing assignments, oral presentations, and self-study of course literature.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2017, spring 2017, autumn 2016, spring 2016, autumn 2015, spring 2015, autumn 2014, spring 2014, autumn 2013, spring 2013, autumn 2012

Course Code:
EN202L revision 1.3
Level of specialisation
G1N
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
09 February 2012
Date of ratification:
28 February 2012
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
01 September 2012
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
28 February 2012

Course description

The course is designed to develop the student's ability to communicate accurately and effectively in English, both orally and in writing, in a wide range of professional situations.

Advancement in relation to the degree requirements

The course can normally be included as part of a general degree at undergraduate level.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements + English B.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
After finishing the course, the student:

  • understands professional communication in terms of a rhetorical situation that includes the interaction of audience, purpose, context, content and form;
  • understands the use of both formal and informal register;
  • has an understanding of key issues of grammar and punctuation; and
  • has an increased knowledge of vocabulary in English relating to a variety of contemporary business topics and concepts
Applying knowledge and understanding
After finishing the course, the student:
  • can apply rhetorical awareness when approaching established workplace and business writing formats;
  • can edit for common errors of grammar, punctuation and style, and can choose grammatical structures which accurately express desired meaning;
  • can deliver a semi-formal oral presentation that gains and sustains audience interest; and
  • demonstrates the ability to work to agreed timetables, manage workloads, and meet deadlines
Making judgments and communication skills
After finishing the course, the student:
  • can demonstrate confidence in his/her abilities to communicate effectively in a variety of formal and less formal work-related contexts;
  • can apply a variety of strategies including diplomacy and compromise to solve problems; and
  • can speak English in an accent that is understood by a majority of English speakers.

Assessments

Except for the portfolio (see below), which is grades on a Pass/Fail basis, the course is graded using th eSwedish system of Väl Godkänd (Pass with Distinction), Godkänd (Pass) and Underkänd (Fail).
The ECTS-grading system of A, B, C, D, E, F(x), and F is used in conjuntion with the Swedish system.
The course is examined by means of a grammar exam, three written assignments, a portfolio and an oral presentation (done in pairs or groups). The student must receive a passing grade in all examination elements to pass the course.
Students who do not pass the regular course exams have the minimum of two re-sit opportunities. Re-sits follow the same form as the original exams, apart from re-sits for pair/group work, which may take the form of individual written assignments.
There will be only one grammar re-sit examination per term.

Course content

The course is designed to prepare the student to use English in the world of work by developing his/her ability to communicate effectively in English in a wide range of professional situations.

Learning activities

Learning activities are lectures, seminars, writing assignments, oral presentations, and self-study of course literature.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials


Mascull, B. (2010). Business Vocabulary in Use: Advanced with answers and CD-ROM. (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-74940-4
Taylor, S. (2012). Model business letters, emails and other business documents. (7th ed.). Harlow, England: Pearson. ISBN 978-0-273-75193-9
Other course material will be provided by the course tutor as appropriate, up to a maximum of 250 pages (consisting of both electronic material and hard copy).

Course evaluation

All students are offered an opportunity to give oral or written feedback at the end of the course. A summary of the results will be made available in the school’s web-pages. The students are also given a possibility to offer feedback for each module.

Student participation takes place through the course council/programme council.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the department Language and Linguistics.

Further information

Anita Marttila, Student Services Assistant
Phone: 040-66 57345
Stephen Myers, Course Responsible
Phone: 040-66 57296

Application

28 August 2017 - 14 January 2018 Late afternoon 50% Malmö Application code: mah-73101

National application round

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 21000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 21000 SEK

Open for late application

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16 January 2017 - 04 June 2017 Late afternoon 50% Malmö Schedule

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 20000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 20000 SEK

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