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English grammar, academic writing and oral presentations

Course

Introduction to Academic English

15 credits

Autumn / Spring

100%

Campus

This course aims to provide you with thorough knowledge of English grammar and allows you to practise your ability to understand, analyse and apply grammatical rules. You will write short essays and summaries of academic articles, participate in academic discussions and prepare for and deliver an academic oral presentation.

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Linguistic and cultural knowledge that is useful at work or at home Do you want to work in advertising and PR, translation and interpretation, politics, travel, journalism, international relations, cultural criticism? All these fields require skills in English and knowledge related to different cultures. Studying English at Södertörn University will help you use English, and language in general, in the most effective manner, allowing you to use these skills in advertising, politics or other in professions in which you need a high level of communicative skill. You will also gain the skills you need for employment in a workplace where English is the working language, which makes English a great supplement to other subjects. Studying English brings the opportunity to continue studying at Master’s level and beyond. Read about research in this subject
Exercises in English grammar, writing and oral communication This course is built up around teaching and exercises in English grammatical theory, oral communication, presentation techniques and academic writing. You will study the rules and conventions of English grammar, vocabulary and syntax, as well as writing short essays and correct summaries of academic articles, which are evaluated on the basis of their linguistic precision, structure and argumentation. You will discuss strategies for communication in multilingual contexts and practise participating in academic discussions, as well as preparing for and deliver an academic oral presentation. One aim of the course is to help you identify your own linguistic difficulties and judge your need for continued study. Course design Teaching is conducted through lectures and seminars, and all teaching and course materials/literature is in English. The course is examined through active participation in seminars and the continuous assessment of written assignments, as well as an oral presentation.
A global language to help you understand the world English is a global language. Learning English opens doors to personal development and future success; you can study or work abroad, gain better understanding of the mechanisms in a multicultural society and think critically about many aspects of current societal and political problems. Learning a foreign language also brings new ways of looking at the problems in the world. English at Södertörn University specialises in teaching and research in English and fields directly linked to the subject, such as linguistics, literature and the culture of English-speaking countries. It encourages critical thinking about the links between historical, social and cultural circumstances, and well as examining how different social groups use language. Another aspect is that of how a language is learned and what influences the process.