English Medium Communication in Multilingual Contexts


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises relevant coursework and a case assignment.

Learning objectives


  • multilingualism in European and global contexts
  • international, national and transnational organizations’ language policies § linguistic rights


  • communication in multilingual contexts on the basis of English.


  • using English as a language for communication in multilingual contexts while considering linguistic, social and cultural factors
  • contributing critically and well-considered to the formulation of language policies in organizations and institutions while considering language users’ language-related and cultural rights and interests

  • alleviating and contributing to solving problems in concrete contexts which may arise as a result of introducing English as a shared lingua franca by using strategies such as language teaching, language coaching, translation, etc.

  • generally contributing to mutual understanding and conflict resolution in concrete organizational and international cooperation contexts on the basis of cultural knowledge and linguistic and discursive strategies.

Extent and expected workload




Name of examEnglish Medium Communication in Multilingual
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is a 48-hour take-home case assignment. The paper addressing the case must comprise minimum six pages and maximum 8 pages.
The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner; in case of a fail grade, the assignment paper will also be evaluated by a censor.
Any re-examinations will be held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised assignment paper.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleEngelsksproget kommunikation i multisproglige kontekster
Module codeBALISE201815
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Language and International Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Global Studies
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities