XEN0097 Basic Academic Writing for International Students (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



The focus of the course is on the activation and development of basic academic writing skills. Course content includes, e.g. the ways to improve your writing independently and the online tools available for this, the structure and types of paragraphs and academic texts, the features of academic language, the steps of the writing process, and how to cite sources.

Completion methods

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

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students are expected to have developed their:
  • basic academic writing skills in English,
  • independent learning skills,
  • process writing skills,
  • skills in giving and receiving peer feedback on writing.

Additional information

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

PROFICIENCY LEVEL: B1-B2 (intermediate - upper 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:
No published teaching