ENG1201 - Proficiency and Grammar


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours HJELPEMIDD

Course content

ENG1201 gives an introduction to the basic structures of the English language and to English usage. The course covers topics such as basic grammatical terms and structures, vocabulary and lexical connections, differences and similarities between English and Norwegian, discourse competence, text analysis, translation and other text production. Focus areas are stylistic variation and conventions of various text types. Special attention is given to aspects of the English language and usage that may pose a challenge to Norwegian students. The aim of this course is for students to gain a critical awareness of linguistic choices in various contexts as well as providing opportunities for students to develop their English language skills.

Learning outcome

- are able to recognize basic grammatical structures in the English language.
- are able to recognize and explain common language errors and variation in English-language texts using terms and jargon common to the field.
- are able to account for linguistic and rhetorical features in different types of text.
- can analyse and reflect upon lexical, grammatical, and pragmatic differences between English and Norwegian and utilize these critical observations in text analysis and translation.
- are able to express themselves in appropriate and correct oral and written English.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and supervision. Students are required to use the course learning platform regularly.

Compulsory assignments:
- 2 assignments consisting of written tasks, online quizzes, or a combination
- 1 oral presentation
Approved obligatory assignments are valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester). All obligatory assignments must be completed in the same semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • 2 assignments consisting of written tasks, online quizzes, or a combination.
  • 1 oral presentation

Further on evaluation

The exam must be answered in English. Information about which dictionaries students are allowed to consult during the exam will be available in the reading list at the beginning of the semester.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Curriculum/reading list will be announced at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFENG112 7.5
HFENG112 7.5


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 HJELPEMIDD 2018-12-12 09:00
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 HJELPEMIDD
  • * 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.