Academic Communication and Grammar

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises relevant coursework, exercise sessions, and a take-home assignment.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • selected areas of English grammar of particular importance to oral and written proficiency in English in academic contexts
  • basic knowledge on academic modes of communication, including acceptable citation systems

  • methods and concepts for analyzing grammatical structures.

Skills

  • using grammatical knowledge in actual language production and development of oral and written proficiency
  • communicating specialized subject matter in clear and communicatively fluent English

  • citing and referencing correctly.

Competences

  • communicating in written English with a high degree of grammatical correctness and with an understanding of how choices of grammar and language affect communication
  • commanding basic genre requirements for academic communication in English, including citing and referencing correctly.

Extent and expected workload

5 ECTS

Exam

Exams

Name of examAcademic Communication and Grammar
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is a take-home assignment; the content of the assignment must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above- mentioned learning objectives. The exact content of the assignment will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester. The assignment paper must comprise a minimum of four pages and a maximum of six pages.
The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner.
Any re-examinations will be held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised assignment paper.
ECTS5
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleAkademisk kommunikation og grammatik på engelsk
Module codeBALISE20185
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Language and International Studies
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities