XENB003 Transferring Skills from Academia to Working Life (3 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:


This course aims to develop skills obtained in academia and transferring them to working life. The course provides opportunities to work in multilingual and interdisciplinary teams, raising awareness of the conventions of language and communication needed in diverse teams. The students reflect on what has been learned in academia and see the value in transferring the skills into work life. Typical tasks include writing a short piece of text related to work life and leading a peer-teaching session in groups.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course students are expected to be able to:

  • recognize the conventions and registers of language and communication needed in order to transition between academic and professional life.
  • adapt a research-based approach to professional and interdisciplinary contexts.
  • further develop their teamwork and argumentation skills in order to adapt from academic to professional life.
  • develop their communication skills and activate their language repertoires in order to network effectively in their field and in interdisciplinary contexts

Additional information

PROFICIENCY LEVEL: B2-C1 (upper intermediate-advanced)

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.
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (3 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail