This course is intended for all international and ordinary
Danish BA-students from across the University of Copenhagen.
On completion of this integrated skills (reading, writing, speaking
and listening) course in English for Academic Purposes, students
should be able to comprehend and produce general and academic
English approaching the C1-level as defined in the Common European
Framework of Reference ( CEFR). Students will develop process
writing skills and oral presentation skills, which will enable them
to successfully negotiate their courses and exams in English-medium
university level courses.
As a seminar style content course with interactive class
discussions and peer revision for both oral and written activities,
the course takes its point of departure in the needs of the
individual students. Therefore, students are required to hand in
written work representative of the subjects they study as well as
written work in more general and academic English. Students are
also expected to deliver academic presentations in their own field
of study. Success on the course will require completion of some
required reading, but students are also expected to draw on
readings in their own disciplines to complete individual
Active participation is expected in the course, and students are
expected to complete all written and oral assignments as well as
sit for the exam. It is extremely important that the students
attend the first two lessons in which important information about
the content and structure of the course is covered. Basic concepts
that are fundamental to academic English are also introduced.
The classes are held twice weekly, 14 weeks in
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
the e-mail you should put your student ID number, course and full
Type of assessment
Oral exam (presentation), set subject, with material
(portfolio) and with class participation which is to be understood
as a written portfolio of work based on process writing and an oral
presentation. Graded according to 7-point scale.