Course code: ENGA21
Swedish title: Engelska: Fortsättningskurs
ECTS credits: 30

Note! Information from spring semester 2019 : ENGA22

Study period: autumn semester 2018
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2018-09-03 – 2019-01-20
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-34232
Eligibility: General and English: Level 1 (ENGA03) or equivalent.

Introductory meeting: 2018-09-04 at 13:15 – 15:00 in SOL:H140

Teachers: Birgitta Berglund, Cian Duffy, Henrik Gyllstad, Mats Johansson Dödsbo, Eva Klingvall, Kiki Lindell, Satu Manninen


When you have finished English: Level 1 (1-30 credits) you will be eligible for English: Level 2 (ENGA21). This course is more advanced than English: Level 1, and the academic level is higher. You learn more about English linguistics and literature, but you also improve your spoken and written English. Your vocabulary gets even larger, just like your English proficiency in general. Taking English: Level 2 is a natural step for anyone who wants to be really good at English and who also is interested in learning more about the English language and about literature in English.

If you have studied English at a university elsewhere, you need to have finished that course to be eligible. If you haven't yet finished it, you may apply for a waiver. Please see the instructions here:


The contents of the course (English level 2, ENGA21)

This course is a very interesting mix of English proficiency, literature and linguistics. Just like English: Level 1, this course consists of a number of modules that run partly in parallel:

  • Grammar and Translation (5 credits)
  • Written Proficiency (4 credits)
  • Introduction to Linguistics (6 credits)
  • History of Literature (7 credits)
  • Elective course (5 credits)
  • Vocabulary (3 credits)

You should recognise the names of several of these modules from English: Level 1, which means that they build on what you learnt in English: Level 1. This also goes for those modules that don't have exact English: Level 1 counterparts.

In Grammar and Translation you learn more about English grammar and how it can be described and explained. The differences between English and Swedish are still relevant, and your knowledge of such differences is tested in a translation exam, while your knowledge of English grammar is aslo tested in a grammar test. The teaching is set up as "Grammar days", with a lecture in the morning and a aseminar in the afternoon, with exercises and group work in between.

Written Proficiency is a module in which you get further training within the field of academic writing, but it is also a module where you learn more about literary analysis. You will produce a literary paper in which you make use of the discussions in class and where you analyse a text using the methods of analysis you have been introduced to in this course.

Introduction to Linguistics is a module where you get introduced to four important areas of English linguistics, namely morgphology, syntax, semantics, and language history. This module is both theoretical and practical in nature. You learn about the therory behind  a certain type of analysis, and you get to try out this type of analysis on English senetences, phrases or words. You also get an overview of the history of the English language. This module has no final exam, but instead a number of papers or other types of examination.

The module called History of Literature deals with important parts of the entire history of British literature. You learn about the connections between literature, history, and culture, so this is a kind of continuation of the ENGA01 module called History and Culture, even though the main focus here is on literature, rather than culture and history. The module is examined through a final written exam.

You also get the chance to choose and take an elective course. It's normally the case that you can choose between two linguistic and two literary courses. If you are lucky, you get your first choice. Otherwise, you will get your first choice when you take English: Level 3.

Finally, there is a vocabulary module. It mainly consists of self-study and a final exam based on frequency word lists (rather than specific texts).


After the course (English level 2, ENGA21)

This course makes you eligible for English: Level 3, which is the BA course you need in order to get a BA (Bachelor's degree) in English. Having 60 credits of English, in combination with other relevant university courses, also makes you considerably more competitive on the job market, for instance if you would like to work abroad or in companies or organisations with international profiles. 

We also offer the English continuation course as a part-time course (50% = 15 credits per semester). Part-time students take the following modules their first semester (15 credits in total):

0701 Grammar (3 credits), 0702 Translation (2 credits), 0703 Written Proficiency (4 credits), 0704 Introduction to Linguistics (6 credits)

Their second term, part-time students take the following three modules (15 credits in total):

0705 History of Literature (7 credits), 0706 Elective Course (5 credits), 0707 Vocabulary (3 credits)

From the spring of 2016, the first half of the continuation course (English 31-45) has its own course code, ENGH03, and the second half of the continuation course (English 46-60) is called ENGH04. However, those of you who have already been registered to take the 50% version of ENGA21 should continue to do so.


  1. Grammar, 3 ECTS
  2. Translation, 2 ECTS
  3. Written Proficiency, 4 ECTS
  4. Introduction to Linguistics, 6 ECTS
  5. History of Literature, 7 ECTS
  6. Optional Course, 5 ECTS
  7. Vocabulary, 3 ECTS


The course is not open for applications through / next semester. Please contact the department for more information!

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 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.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

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.

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EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

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 You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

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