Language: NOR | ENG

2ENL512-31 English language 2


Learning outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes: 


The student

  • has knowledge of the English verbal system
  • is familiar with the forms and functions of adverbials in English
  • has knowledge of the structure and function of various types of clauses and sentences in English
  • has broad knowledge of varieties of spoken English and English intonation patterns and how they are used systematically to convey meaning and attitudes
  • has knowledge about principles of word order, and cohesion and coherence in spoken and written English
  • has knowledge of contrastive differences between English and Norwegian grammar and language use


The student

  • can analyse and evaluate spoken and written communication by using his/her knowledge of grammatical theory, of English usage norms and of cohesion and coherence
  • can describe the forms and structures of English by using relevant and precise terminology
  • can identify and discuss important and relevant differences between Norwegian and English usage
  • can reflect upon his/her own academic practice and adjust it under supervision
  • can use relevant digital and other tools confidently, critically and creatively to develop their linguistic competence in English

General competence

The student

  • can plan and carry out varied assignments, 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, as well as through other relevant forms of communication
  • can exchange opinions and experiences with others with a background in the field, thereby contributing to the development of good practice


Course contents:

  • The English verbal system
  • The form and function of English adverbials
  • The form and function of English subordinate clauses
  • Basic English intonation patterns and varieties of spoken English
  • Principles of word order, cohesion and coherence in English
  • The structure of spoken and written texts in English
  • English-Norwegian contrastive grammar

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

Course requirements:

To sit the examination a student must:

  • have an attendance record of at least 80 % according to the semester plan. Students are responsible for registration of attendance
  • have submitted ut to three individual or group assignments by a date stipulated at the beginning of the semester. The assignments must be approved by the lecturer responsible no later than two weeks before the examination


Assessment method:

An individual five-hour written examination, graded on a scale from A to F. A is the highest pass grade and E is the lowest pass grade.