EKIA303 What is a Word (5 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



The main aim of this course is to raise students’ lexical awareness and explore the multitude of vocabulary studies.

Completion methods

Readings, pair/group work, writing and presenting a final report. 83 % attendance

Open University: contact teaching, web-based tasks, learning assignments, an exam or a combination of these (methods of study will be specified in the annual teaching programme before the start of each academic year).

Assessment details

Active participation in class and final report (presenting an experiment that applies what has been learnt in the course, and a written report).

Open University: Active participation (100% attendance usually required). Learning assignments or an exam.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course students will be able to

- discuss and explain different areas of vocabulary studies
- explain how these different areas relate to each other and how they have developed
- discuss and explain the development and functions of English vocabulary
-apply this knowledge in enhancing their own vocabulary acquisition
-apply their knowledge on English vocabulary in different roles of language experts such as editing and writing texts

Description of prerequisites

EKIP2001 (or EKIP203) Introduction to Language Study

Study materials

Material available in Optima.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item