Academic English Basic Course, 7.5 credits (711G39)

Akademisk engelska, grundkurs, 7.5 hp

Course description

This course, Academic English, Foundation Course, is aimed at you who wish to improve your academic English skills, primarily your writing skills. The course will help you get better equipped for writing academic papers in English and become a more confident student when it comes to reading and speaking English. We work with these skills by studying things such as the process of academic writing and how one can substantiate one’s views by the use of secondary sources. Furthermore, we work with improving grammar skills, reading skills and we also work with helping you become more confident in speaking English and present material in front of others. Last but not least, your listening skills will also be improved through the course work we do.

Main field of study



First cycle

Course type

Single subject course


Michael Smith

Course coordinator

Michael Smith

Director of studies or equivalent

Lars Liljegren
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
Single subject course (One-quarter-time, Day-time) Spring 2020 v202004-202023 English Linköping
Single subject course (One-quarter-time, Day-time) Spring 2020 v202004-202023 English Linköping

Main field of study


Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Entry requirements

  • General entry requirements for undergraduate studies  
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)





If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för kultur och samhälle


TEN1 Examination U, G, VG 4 credits
RED1 Oral presentation U, G, VG 1 credits
OBL1 Examination U, G, VG 1 credits
ESS1 Essay U, G, VG 1.5 credits

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