EAP0001 - English for Academic Purposes


New from the academic year 2023/2024

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

English for Academic Purposes is a language course at B1-B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The course aims to improve students’ English language proficiency and academic English language skills relevant for studying in the Norwegian higher education system, or fulfill the English language requirement for international master's studies.

In the spring semester of 2024, this course is only available for applicants with refugee status.

Learning outcome

The student’s level of knowledge is equivalent to B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


By the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • interact confidently in English with others on a wide variety of topics.
  • read and comprehend academic texts in English.
  • have knowledge about characteristics of academic writing.
  • write well-structured academic texts using appropriate English language.
  • give oral presentations in English.
  • Improve their English grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation to support clear written and oral communication.
  • be familiar with the IELTS test format.

Learning methods and activities

6 hours of seminars/group work in total per week, at 2 times 3 hours, including listening exercises. Students need to submit and have 3 written assignments and one oral presentation approved during the course.

Attendance is compulsory at the first lecture.

Compulsory assignments

  • 3 written assignments
  • 1 oral presentation
  • 80% mandatory attendance

Further on evaluation

Pass/ Fail. To pass, students need to have all compulsory assignments approved and meet the attendance requirement.

The transcript of records of this course cannot be used as official documentation of English skills at level B2.

An IELTS test will be offered at the end of the course, provided there are at least 10 candidates for it.

Required previous knowledge

B1 level in English according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL), or Samordna Opptak's minimum English language requirement.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Norwegian for international students


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • English
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature

Department with administrative responsibility
Faculty of Humanities


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Portfolio 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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