ENG2155 - Theoretical Approaches to English Language


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours F

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.
  • have basic knowledge of issues in comparative grammar.


Candidates who have passed this course,

  • are able to describe systematic differences between English and another language, e.g. Norwegian.
  • are able to analyse phenomena in English grammar within one or more theoretical frameworks or approaches.

Learning methods and activities

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

Students should expect that this 7.5 credit course equates with approximately 10 hours of work per week, including teaching time.

Obligatory assignment:

Written work of ca. 2000 words/4-5 pages, which may be split over several assignments. Online quizzes may substitute for a portion of this.

Approved obligatory assignment is valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester). All portions of the obligatory assignment must be completed in the same semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written work of ca. 2000 words.Online quizzes may substitute for a portion of this.

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.

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
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • English Language
  • English
  • English Linguistics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 F 2023-11-29 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL271 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL110 lilla sone Sluppenvegen 14 13
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 F 2024-03-08 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL415 Sluppenvegen 14 1
  • * 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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