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Plain English

Bachelor's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: EN1005
Autumn 2020
25% Distance
Period: 31 August 2020 - 17 January 2021
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course provides students with instruction and practical advice on how to make their communications in English, primarily in written form, more accessible and reader oriented. The course cover topics such as; what is (and what isn’t) Plain English; the historical development and need of Plain English, recognizing the common traps one faces in intercultural communication; planning and organizing communications that are ‘reader-oriented’; basic writing principles for clear and straightforward language; improved editing skills, among others. In connection with these topics, students will practice writing (and rewriting) texts of various types (e.g. selected examples of writing from different professions) along with discussion and practice of the different new media technologies encountered today, such as e-mails, texts, social media posts, chats, etc.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: General entrance requirements

Selection: Selection is based upon average grade from upper secondary school (34 %), the number of credits from previous university studies (33 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %)

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance


Department of Languages & Literatures
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Renströmsgatan 6

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