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ENG-1014 English in Use - 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.

This course was designed for Norwegian students, and therefore has a Norwegian-English contrastive perspective. However, non-Norwegian students who wish to learn some more English are also welcome to take the course, although some types of exercises may be specifically aimed at Norwegian-speaking students and therefore difficult to do for non-speakers of Norwegian.

Course contents

In this course students will learn new words and practical use of grammar. They will also learn how our choice of words and constructions is influenced by non-linguistic factors such as style, text type and context. We will focus on differences between English and Norwegian which are known to present problems to Norwegian learners of English.

Application deadline

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

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

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

Admission requirements

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

Objective of the course

The students have the following learning outcomes:





Language of instruction

Language of instruction and examination: English.

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, exercises, discussions. The teaching is distributed over the whole semester with intervals of teaching-free periods when the students work on their own.  

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


The obligatory coursework requirements must be approved in order to take the final exam.

Coursework requirements:

3 shorter assignments + one 7-10 minute oral presentation. Coursework requirements will be evaluated as approved/not approved.

Assessment method:

A 4-hour written, digital school exam in WISEflow

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 event of an F grade. The deadline to register for a re-sit examination (in the Studentweb) is August 15th (for the spring semester).

Date for examination

One written exam 19.05.2020

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

Lectures Spring 2020
First lecture: please see online schedule of classes (above)
Lecture uni.lekt. Ellen Mentzoni
Group 1 uni.lekt. Ellen Mentzoni
Group 2 uni.lekt. Ellen Mentzoni