ENG0111 – English for international students
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
This course is a practical writing course for international students and aims at improving the students' writing skills and at raising their awareness about various aspects of the English language.
The teaching focuses on elements of English style, proper referencing, grammar and English usage, so that the students may communicate correctly and efficiently in an academic context.
In the first part of the course, the students will learn about basic reading, writing, paraphrasing and summarizing techniques, and the importance of good referencing.
The second part of the course deals with specific grammar topics and general writing tips.
After completing this course you will:
- have a basic proficiency in written English;
- know how to avoid plagiarism;
- have skills in the English Language that enables you to benefit from and perform in the various courses taught in English at the University of Oslo;
- know how to write a summary of any given text, and how to use different types of visual material (tables, diagrams, graphs and charts), and set up a bibliography.
Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.
Only exchange students are admitted to this course, and admission to the course is required.
Cannot be taken by students who have already taken ENG1111 – The English Language. Awareness and Writing Skills, an introduction.
Recommended previous knowledge
The course assumes a basic knowledge of English.
5 credits overlap with ENG1111 – The English Language. Awareness and Writing Skills, an introduction
Seminar, two hours per week for 14 weeks, 28 hours in total. The course will be a mixture of lectures and exercises. There is a mid-term reading week during which students are expected to work on their own and revise the material taught.
- Attendance is obligatory at least 11 out of 14 seminars. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every class.
- Students are required to hand in 2 compulsory assignments in order to qualify for the final examination. All assignments should be handed in via Canvas. All assignments handed in for evaluation must be accompanied by an obligatory statement concerning cheating, to be found here. The deadlines are found in the reading schedule. Students should prepare for classes by following the schedule, posted in Canvas and distributed in class. Read more about guidelines for compulsory activities.
- Additional absences must be justified to the exam coordinator. Read more about rules concerning valid excuses and how to apply for approved absences or postponements. Please note that absence exceeding 50 % of all seminars may not be approved, regardless of any excuses.
There will be a 4-hour written exam at the end of the term.
The exam in this subject will be digital and will be conducted in Inspera Assessment. For more information see the semester page for this subject. You can find a link under the heading "Schedule, syllabus and examination date" on this page.
The written examination is conducted in the digital examination system Inspera. You will need to familiarize yourself with the digital examination arrangements in Inspera.
Use of sources and citation
Examination support material
English–English dictionary is allowed on the exam.
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
The results will be available on the StudentWeb within three weeks of the exam.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Once the course requirements have been fulfilled, they remain valid for the current and the next two semesters that the course is taught.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.