This course is intended for all international and ordinary
Danish BA-students from across the University of Copenhagen.
On completion of this writing course in English for Academic
Purposes, students should be able to produce written academic
English approaching the C1-level as defined in the Common European
Framework of Reference (
CEFR). Students will develop process writing skills, which will
enable them to successfully negotiate their written exams in
English-medium university level courses.
As a seminar style course with interactive class discussions and
peer revision for written activities, the course takes its point of
departure in the needs of the individual student. During the
course, students are therefore required to hand in essays in
academic English representative of the subjects they are studying.
Active participation and a portion of self study are expected in
the course. Success on the course will require completion of some
required reading (relevant grammar), and students are expected to
draw on readings in their own discipline to complete individual
assignments. Attendance in the very first lesson is extremely
important, as important information about the content and structure
of the course is covered. Basic concepts such as paragraphs and
topic sentences i.e. the foundation of academic writing are also
Teaching and learning methods
Only bachelor students can apply for the course.
Full-degree students and MA students cannot take this course and
are referred to the courses Academic writing for graduate students
and Presentation techniques for graduate students.
Students enrolled in the BA English Studies cannot take this
Please notice that registration is binding.
Please direct questions regarding registration to
AcademicEnglish@hum.ku.dk and regarding the content of the course
International bachelor students must register to
In the e-mail you should put your student ID number, course and if
necessary group wish and full name.
Type of assessment
Home assignment, optional subject, with class participation.
Class participation is to be understood as a minimum of 75 %
participation and handing in of three written assignments during
the course. The course is assessed through a portfolio of written
work based on process writing over the course of the semester.
Students are required to turn in copies of the multiple drafts
(1st, 2nd and final) of their completed assignments for the course.
The subject of each assignment which should be based on the
student’s own discipline is decided on together with the
instructor. Grated according to the 7-point scale.