Course code: ENGB02
Swedish title: Engelska: Grammatik och översättning
ECTS credits: 9
NB! The information below was about spring 2017. The course is also given this semester. Choose semester above for more information!
Study period: spring 2017
Type of studies: part time, distance course
Study period: 2017-01-16 – 2017-06-04
Language of instruction: Swedish
Eligibility: General and courses corresponding to the following Swedish Upper Secondary School Programs: English 6
Application code: LU-74262
- Syllabus (in Swedish)
- List of literature (PDF 131 kB)
- Exam schedule
- Library Guide Engelska
- FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Engelska är det viktigaste språket för kommunikation mellan människor med olika modersmål i vår del av världen. Den som behärskar engelska i tal och skrift klarar sig bättre i arbetslivet och i många andra situationer. Engelska är också det dominerande språket på Internet och inom exempelvis film, TV, musik och datorspel.
In today's world it is extremely important to be able to use English in speech and in writing, since English is the main language for communication between people with different language backgrounds, at least in our part of the world. In many professions, you are expected to be able to use English. It is also very useful to be able to talk about language and to be able to explain to others what is correct and what is not.
Course description (English grammar and translation, ENGB02)
This is an Internet-based course that teaches you more about general grammar, English grammar, and the grammatical differences between Swedish and English. Because of the fact that differences between Swedish and English play such a big role in this course, Swedish is a formal requirement, and the course is not an option for most exchange students. The only exception is exchange students with native or near-native proficiency in Swedish.
In this course you will need to submit six out of eight written assignments and pass two written exams at the end of the course (one grammar exam and one translation exam). There are no lectures, and all teaching takes place through a learning platform. On the platform, there are various grammar resources and a forum, where you can discuss grammar and translation with your fellow students and your instructor. Sometimes chat sessions are organised, where you can chat with your teacher and your fellow students and ask all the questions that you have.
Please feel free to read the corresponding text in Swedish as well, since it contains a little more information.
After the course (English grammar and translation)
This course makes you better at English in general, since it teaches you about grammar and style and gives you the tools and vocabulary to talk about grammar and the relevant differences between Swedish and English and to spot and explain mistakes in other people's English texts. These are skills that will be appreciated by employers within various fields in which knowledge of English is important. Professionals who benefit from this type of knowledge include communicators, spokespersons, civil cervants, managers, office workers, and people with many international relations.
- Grammar, 6 ECTS
- Translation, 3 ECTS
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.
Extended application deadline
Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on universityadmissions.se. You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.
First or Second Admission Round?
All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.
The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.