Language: NOR | ENG

2EN35-1 English language 1


Learning outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes:


The student

  • has broad knowledge of the English sound system and English word classes
  • has broad knowledge of the basic syntactic structure of English phrases and clauses
  • has knowledge of contrastive phonological and grammatical differences between English and Norwegian
  • is familiar with some aspects of English vocabulary (etymology, semantics)


The student

  • can apply knowledge of the norms for modern English usage in their own production of oral and written texts
  • can analyse the basic syntactic structure of English phrases and clauses
  • can describe how sounds are produced, classify phonemes and use standard phonological script (IPA)
  • can recognise and describe differences between the phonology and grammar of English and Norwegian by using basic phonological and grammatical terminology
  • can use relevant digital and other tools confidently, critically and creatively to develop their linguistic competence in English
  • can use insights from the course to describe and develop their own pronunciation in English 


The student

  • has insight into relevant academic and professional ethical issues
  • can plan and carry out varied assignments, alone or as part of a group, and in accordance with ethical requirements and principles
  • can communicate important academic subject matters such as theories, problems and solutions, both in writing and orally, as well as through other relevant forms of communication


Course contents:

  • English phonemes and the phonetic alphabet
  • English word classes
  • Subject-verbal concord
  • English phrase structure
  • Basic English clause structure
  • English-Norwegian contrastive phonology and grammar

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Ways of working:

Teaching takes the form of interactive lectures and seminars. The learning platform Canvas is used for course information and guidance. The course requires regular and active participation in seminars as well as work with exercises in and out of class.

Obligatoriske krav som må være godkjent før eksamen kan avlegges

Course requirements:

To sit the examination a student must:

  • have an attendance record of at least 80 % according to the semester plan. Students are responsible for registration of attendance
  • have submitted up to two individual assignments by a date stipulated at the beginning of the semester. The assignments must be approved by the lecturer responsible no later than two weeks before the examination


Assessment method:

An individual five-hour written examination, graded on a scale from A to F. A is the highest pass grade and E is the lowest pass grade.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic in the fall of 2021, changes were made in the assessment method. The new assessment method is a six-hour take home exam.