ENG2155 - Theoretical Approaches to English Language


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

This course provides an in-depth study of selected phenomena in English grammar and/or translation from the point of view of state-of-the-art frameworks and approaches. In addition, the course addresses issues in comparative grammar, for example parametric differences between English and Norwegian.

Learning outcome

Candidates who have passed this course
- are aware of the basic concepts of the grammar of English and ways of describing and explaining them using one or more current theoretical approaches.
- have in-depth knowledge of selected phenomena in English grammar and are able to analyse these within one or more theoretical frameworks or approaches.
- have basic knowledge of issues in comparative grammar and are able to describe systematic differences between English and another language, e.g. Norwegian.
- understand how awareness of systematic differences between languages can be applied in areas such as language teaching and translation.

Learning methods and activities

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

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

  • 4 written exercises, 500 words (1-2 pages) each.

Further on evaluation

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.

Required previous knowledge

Pass in ENG1101 or equivalent

Course materials

Curriculum/reading list will be available at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ENG2152 7.5
HFENG235 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 2017-12-09 09:00 D12, bygg 10
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 HJELPEMIDD 2018-05-31 09:00
  • * 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.