English for Exchange Students 6025

Learning outcome

After successfully completing the course, the candidate will have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


  • Written and verbal communication in English
  • Effective communication in the business world and international environments
  • Business English, and knowledge of the contexts in which Business English is used
  • Social and cultural conditions in English-speaking countries


  • Written and verbal communication in English
  • Ability to express opinions and discuss ethical issues in English on the basis of syllabus texts
  • Ability to write on topics in relation to effective communication
  • Make business presentations and develop professional business documents

General competence:

  • Written and verbal communication in English in work-related and international contexts

Course Description

The course will focus primarily on oral activities. The following topics will be included: perspectives on and barriers to communication; interviewing; preparing and giving presentations; developing a CV in English; managing meetings. Further, students will gain insight into aspects of social and cultural conditions in English-speaking countries.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Instruction is given in the autumn semester. Lectures, group work, individual and group assignments, oral presentations, email communication, case-studies and discussions.

Assessment Methods

Graded portfolio consisting of 4-5 mandatory assignments (counts for 50% of the course grade). The final oral examination counts for 50% of the course grade. Students must receive passing grades on all assignments in order to receive a final passing grade for the course. Letter grades from A-F will be used, where E represents the lowest passing grade, and F a failing grade.

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

Publisert av / forfatter Judith Torvik <Judith.TorvikSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Marit Skogli - 19/02/2013