ENGLISH – PROGRAMME SUBJECT IN PROGRAMMES FOR SPECIALIZATION IN GENERAL STUDIES (ENG4-01)

International English

Language and language learning

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • give an account of fundamental features of English usage and linguistic structure
  • give an account of fundamental principles for constructing texts in a variety of genres
  • analyse linguistic tools in different kinds of texts
  • give examples of other varieties of English than those that are used in the Anglo-American core area, and reflect on their distinctive character.
  • give an account of his or her own language learning strategies and language learning outcomes

Communication

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • employ a nuanced, well-developed vocabulary – for both general and specialized use
  • understand, elaborate on and discuss lengthy discourses on general and specialized subjects
  • use language appropriate to the situation in social, professional and intercultural contexts
  • write coherent, well-structured texts on general, specialized and literary subjects
  • present technical material orally, in writing, or in the form of composite texts
  • use and communicate information based on figures and statistics
  • use digital tools in an independent, critical and creative manner in the gathering of information, and in the communication and presentation of his or her own material
  • give an account of and evaluate the use of sources

Culture, society and literature

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • locate, elaborate on and discuss international educational options and employment options
  • analyse and assess the role of some English-language media in international society
  • elaborate on and discuss various aspects of multicultural societies in the English-speaking world
  • reflect on how cultural differences and dissimilar value systems can affect communication
  • elaborate on and discuss a number of international and global challenges
  • elaborate on and discuss a selection of literature and factual prose from the period 1950 up to the present
  • analyse, elaborate on and discuss at least one lengthy literary work and one film
  • present a major in-depth project on a topic from International English or another subject from his or her own programme area and assess the process.

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