XEN0095 Academic English Communication 1 (3 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024



This course provides opportunities to develop oral and written academic English skills in a multicultural and multilingual environment. Through individual and group work, the course raises awareness of academic conventions and multicultural considerations. Typical tasks promote skills in academic reading, teamwork, academic language use, and preparing a coherent presentation.

Completion methods

Contact teaching and independent study. Compulsory attendance in class tutorials.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to:

  • communicate and interact in multicultural and multilingual teams, negotiating and expressing opinions, in order to complete tasks,
  • read and understand academic resources and evidence,
  • prepare and deliver a group presentation following academic conventions, appropriate language register and structure,
  • compose coherent and referenced texts,
  • assess their own and peer’s skills to develop future confidence and learning.

Additional information

TARGET GROUP: Primarily intended for incoming short-term exchange students

PROFICIENCY LEVEL: A2-B1 (lower intermediate - intermediate)

Description of prerequisites

PROFICIENCY LEVEL: A2-B1(lower intermediate - intermediate)

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Compulsory and active participation. Successful completion of core assignments. Final grading is based on the applicable grading scale for the course.
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Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (3 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale: