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ENG-1016 Introduction to English Sound Patterns - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

Type of course

This course may be taken as a single course. A good command of oral and written English is recommended.

Course contents

This course gives an introduction to phonology and to the pronunciation of English. Our focus will be on the accent referred to as BBC English (or Received Pronunciation), but we will also look at certain regional pronunciation variants. In addition we will study variation which is determined by social factors such as membership of a particular social group/class or by the formality of the situation, including differences related to pragmatic aspects.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester.

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 April for the autumn semester and 1 October for the spring semester.

Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification (generell studiekompetanse) or prior learning and work experience (realkompetanse).

A good command of oral and written English is recommended.

Admission code: 9199 - Enkeltemner (ikke realfag), lavere grad (Nordic applicants).

Objective of the course

Students who have successfully completed the course will have the following learning outcome:



Language of instruction

Language of instruction and examination: English.

Teaching methods

Lectures and seminar groups.

Quality assurance: The course undergoes a midterm evaluation or an end-of-term evaluation every third year.


Coursework requirements: At the teacher's decision, either one essay of approx. 2000 words or a written in-class test. Details will be given at the beginning of the semester. Coursework requirements are evaluated with approved/not approved. The obligatory coursework requirements must be approved in order to take the final exam.

Assessment method: A 4-hour written school exam.

Performance in the course will be assessed on an A-F grades scale. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed. A re-sit examination is offered in the beginning of the next semester in the event of an F grade. The deadline to register (in the Studentweb) for a re-sit examination is January 15th (for the autumn semester).

Date for examination

Written test 11.12.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Course overlap

ENG-1011 Introduction to English Grammar II 10 stp
Lectures Autumn 2019
First lecture: please check the online schedule of classes (above)
Lecture uni.lekt. Ellen Mentzoni
prof. Laura Virginia Castor
Group 1 uni.lekt. Ellen Mentzoni
Group 2 uni.lekt. Ellen Mentzoni
Exam Written 4-hour school exam (pen & paper)