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English: Introductory Course. Linguistics and Academic English

Bachelor's level | 15 credits | Course code: EN1111
Autumn 2020
50% 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

This course offers a broad theoretical overview of linguistics and aims to give the students an understanding of the structure and different contexts of language. There is a focus on sociolinguistics, language history, language change and first and second language acquisition, as well as on the structure of the English language. The course also addresses basic linguistic characteristics of academic spoken and written English. The written parts in particular give an introduction to English scientific and scholarly prose. Items include linguistic awareness, linguistic accuracy, stylistics, academic vocabulary, cohesion and underlying cultural aspects.



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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: General entrance requirements for university studies and English proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 no part under 5.5 or TOEFL 575 p, TWE score 4.5 is also required.

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: 21 500 SEK
First payment: 21 500 SEK

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

Study Guidance

E-mail: study.guidance.english@sprak.gu.se, Phone: 031-786 1795


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

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