Practical English, 7,5 högskolepoäng
Practical English, 7.5 credits
Kursplan för studenter vår 2021
Kurskod: LPEG19
Fastställd av: Utbildningschef 2018-11-26
Reviderad av: Utbildningschef 2020-11-25
Gäller fr.o.m.: Våren 2021
Version: 2
Utbildningsnivå: Grundnivå
Utbildningsområde: Humanistiska området
Ämnesgrupp: EN1
Fördjupning: G1N
Huvudområde: Engelska


On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

Kunskap och förståelse

- account for the basic grammatical structures of English
- account for basic genre-related differences between texts in English

Färdighet och förmåga

- in their use of English apply grammatically correct structures
- in their use of English apply an understanding of genre-related differences between texts
- in their use of English apply a wide range of appropriate vocabulary with regard to context, purpose and audience

Värderingsförmåga och förhållningssätt

- critically reflect on the appropriateness of their own language use with regard to context, purpose and audience


• Written production
• Text types and genres
• Grammar and language correctness
• Vocabulary
• Impacts of contexts of language use


The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and exercises performed individually and in groups.

A learning management system is used.

Students who have been admitted to and registered for a course have the right to receive instruction/supervision for the duration of the time period specified for the particular course instance to which they were accepted. After that, the right to receive instruction/supervision expires.

Undervisningen bedrivs på engelska.


Grundläggande behörighet. Undantag ges från kravet i svenska.

Examination och betyg

Kursen bedöms med betygen A, B, C, D, E, FX eller F.

The grades A, B, C, D and E are all passing grades. For courses with more than one element of examination, students are given a final grade based on an overall assessment of all the elements included in the course. The final grade of the course is issued only when all elements of examination have been passed.

The examination is based on the intended learning outcomes.

Forms of examination:
Individual written assignment (3.5 credits)
Individual written examination (4 credits)

The examination must allow for students to be assessed on an individual basis. Further information concerning assessment of specific intended learning outcomes and grading criteria is provided at the beginning of the course.

For the final grade to be assigned, at least an E is required for all examinations.

Students are guaranteed a minimum of three attempts to pass an examination, including the regular attempt.

If a student has failed the same examination three times, the student can request that the next attempt be graded by a new examiner. The decision to accept or reject such a request is made by the associate dean of education. A student may not make a second attempt at any examination already passed in order to receive a higher grade.

In case a course is terminated or significantly altered, examination according to the earlier syllabus shall be offered on at least two occasions in the course of one year after the termination/alteration.

Poängregistrering av examinationen för kursen sker enligt följande system:
Individuell skriftlig inlämningsuppgift3,5 hpA/B/C/D/E/FX/F
Individuell skriftlig tentamen4 hpA/B/C/D/E/FX/F


The instruction is followed up throughout the course. A course evaluation is conducted at the end of the course. A summary and comments are published in the learning management system. The evaluation constitutes a basis for future improvements to the course.


A selection of articles and exercises related to English language proficiency. Ca. 30 pages.

Estling Vannestål, Maria (2016). Essential English Grammar. Lund: Studentlitteratur. 200 pages.

Hopper, Vincent, Gale, Cedric, Foote, Ronald C. & Griffith, Benjamin W. (2010). Essentials of English: A Practical Handbook Covering All the Rules of English Grammar and Writing Style. Barron’s Educational Series. 264 pages.

Web-based material related to English language proficiency. Ca. 25 pages.

Please note that changes may be made to the reading list up until one month before the start of the course.
Citing Sources – How to Create Literature References

The Interactive Anti-Plagiarism Guide – Jönköping University
Information about plagiarism at higher education institutions
Available in the learning management system