A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
has knowledge about central linguistic differences between spoken and written texts, and about what motivates these differences
has knowledge about linguistic features that may contribute to the perceived fluency of spoken English, such as the distribution of pauses and the use of discourse markers
has knowledge about pragmatic features and the use of communication strategies in spoken English conversations (speaking and listening)
is able to identify and explain distinctive linguistic features in authentic English language data from spoken texts
is able to present and discuss the construct of fluency and central descriptions of spoken fluency in theory, research and language assessment documents and materials
is familiar with theory related to pragmatic features and communication strategies in spoken English conversations
has insight into relevant academic and professional ethical issues relevant for the study of spoken language
can plan and carry out relevant assignments and projects over time, alone or as part of a group, and in accordance with ethical requirements and principles
can communicate important academic subject matters such as theories, problems and solutions, both in writing and orally
can exchange opinions and experiences with others with a background in the field, thereby contributing to the development of good practice
Introduction to the analysis of authentic language data, both spoken and written, with a particular emphasis on features that distinguish spoken and written language, and features that may contribute to the fluency of spoken English
Central documents and theoretical perspectives relating to the description and assessment of spoken language, such as the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Conversation analysis and pragmatics
Arbeids- og undervisningsformer
Ways of working
Teaching takes the form of interactive lectures and seminars. The learning platform Canvas is used for course information and guidance. The course requires regular and active participation in seminars as well as in work with exercises in and out of class.
Obligatoriske krav som må være godkjent før eksamen kan avlegges
Obligatory requirements that must be approved in order to take the examination
Submission of 1-2 assignments within specified deadlines during the course. The assignment(s) must be approved by the teacher no later than 2 weeks before the exam.
80% obligatory attendance. Students are responsible for registration of attendance.
An individual oral examination, graded on a scale from A to F. A is the highest pass grade and E is the lowest pass grade. Both content and English language skills must satisfy minimum requirements in order for a candidate to obtain a pass grade.