English Medium Communication in Multilingual Contexts


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises relevant coursework and an individual case assignment.

Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

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


The student must attain

Skills in:

  • communication in multilingual contexts on the basis of English.


The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • 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.



Name of examEnglish Medium Communication in Multilingual
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is a 48-hour individual 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
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

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


Education ownerBachelor of Arts (BA) in Language and International Studies, English
Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities