Introduction to English Language 2005

Learning outcome

By the end of the course the student should have basic knowledge about terminology in grammar and phonetics, and be able to apply the knowledge on linguistic examples. The theoretical knowledge should also contribute to an improvement of the student's own written and spoken English. The student will be familiar with the most common pronunciation problems and grammatical errors among Norwegian pupils, and have gained insight into the main differences between Norwegian and English grammar and pronunciation.

Course Description

The course will provide a general understanding of the sound-system of the English language and a basic introduction to grammatical structures and how the language is organised. In addition, the instruction includes a short summary of how the language has developed as well as an introduction to variants of English worldwide. An important element of 2005 Introduction to the English Language is how students may use the themes from the course in teaching situations.

Assessment Methods

Assessment during the course will include tests and/or the submission of written work, which will constitute 40% of the final grade. The final examination (written or oral) will count for 60%. Students must achieve passing marks in both the ongoing assessment and the final examination in order to earn a final passing grade.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Birgit Norendal <>,Thor Sigurd Nilsen <>,Øystein Heggelund <>, last modified Eline Flesjø - 10/10/2012