Academic Communication and Grammar


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

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

Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • selected areas of English language of particular importance to oral and written proficiency in academic contexts
  • methods and concepts for analyzing sentence structures
  • basic knowledge of academic modes of communication, including organization of writing, research methods, audience design, and citation styles.


The student must attain

Skills in:

  • using linguistic knowledge in language production and development of written proficiency
  • communicating specialized subject matter in clear English
  • citing and referencing correctly.


The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • communicating in effective, clearly written English 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.

Type of instruction

Please see § 17 in the curriculum.



Name of examAcademic Communication and Grammar
Type of exam
Written exam
Written exam (individual)

The examination is an individual 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.
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 titleAkademisk kommunikation og grammatik på engelsk
Module codeBALISE2205
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