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Welcome to the course English / Engelska (1-30) 30hp (distans)

On this page you will find information about your course, course registration and more. Here you will also find your course syllabus and the course timetable.

Register on your course!

Period for course registration in Ladok: 15 August - 28 August.

If you do not register on time, you will lose your place on the course. Please contact your course administrator before the end of the registration period if you are experiencing problems with course registration.

If you are conditionally admitted you are not able to register on the course yourself.

Course information

Course information
Course and application code

ENG019 12501

Study period and pace

This course is a half-time course given between weeks 35-22

Syllabus

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Reading list

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Timetable

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Course co-ordinator

Henrik Kaatari

E-mail: henrik.kaatari@hig.se

Telephone: 026-648500 (växel)

Questions about registration and admission

studentsupport@hig.se



My name is Henrik Kaatari and I will be your course coordinator. Please contact me if you have any questions about the course (henrik.kaatari@hig.se).

Your full commitment to studying this course is crucial. If you have registered but changed your mind about taking this course, you should immediately inform our administrator, Monika Karlsson (monika.karlsson@hig.se), that you wish to be removed from the course list; there are applicants on the reserve list who could be admitted to the course within the first two weeks of the fall semester (weeks 35 and 36). We have scheduled a "roll-call" session on Friday, August 26, at 15:00. The session will be online on Zoom. You only need to copy this link to your browser https://hig-se.zoom.us/j/223540669 and have your microphones and webcams ready. Attendance to the roll call is mandatory. If you cannot attend but are committed to studying this course, contact me via e-mail (henrik.kaatari@hig.se) before the meeting takes place and briefly explain in writing why you want to study English.

You will study five modules in total within this course:

Language Structure (7.5 hp)
Culture (4.5 hp)
World English (3 hp)
Written Communication (7.5 hp)
Contemporary Literature in English (7.5 hp)

During the fall term of 2022, two modules will be taught. Language Structure will be taught throughout the first part of the term (weeks 35-44) and Written Communication will be taught throughout the second part of the term (weeks 45-02). The tree remaining modules will be taught during the spring term of 2023.

Language Structure ends with a written exam on the HiG campus or at any authorized exam location, but, consistent with the principles of continuous assessment, all of the five modules feature compulsory written assignments (examinerande uppgifter) throughout their respective periods. More information about the content and assessment procedures for individual modules will be published by the instructors on the course site in Canvas. All of the five modules include student participation in their assessment procedures. The teaching usually consists of lectures and seminars, but each module has its own structure and policy with respect to the forms of teaching. For example, Written Communication has virtually no lectures, given its focus on writing practice, while Language Structure features a mixture of lectures and seminars.

You should order all your course books in good time. A good idea is to get hold of the books indicated in the syllabus (kursplan) during the summer vacation.

Students attending courses in English at the University of Gävle are required to attend class in order to receive a passing grade. Studying English at our college does not only involve obtaining subject knowledge, but also improving one’s ability to speak and write English, and this can only take place if students meet their teachers and actively participate in the instruction. Furthermore, most modules feature group work in order to accommodate the general course objective that “students should be able to compare and critically evaluate one’s own and others' work”. Failure to participate in such activities will therefore make it impossible to attain a course objective. For these reasons, we require attendance, with only minor exceptions. To take exams and pass the course, students must attend at least eight seminars in each of the 7.5 cr. modules (Language Structure, Written Communication, and Contemporary Literature in English), four seminars in Culture, Ethnicity, Identity and three in World English.

Communication

It is important that you register in Canvas which will be our main channel for communication. This is where you will find material about our course such as the time table, instructions, assignments, etc. This is also where the different instructors will post general announcements concerning the course and the individual sessions. Your instructors will use the email client to send individual messages when necessary. Therefore, check the Canvas page and your email regularly.

Secondly, we will meet in a virtual classroom using Zoom. Information on how to access this classroom will be posted in Canvas. For us all to be able to benefit from a good quality of reception it is recommended that you use broadband and not a wireless connection. It is also important that you use a good headset with a microphone instead of the microphone on the computer only. A good camera is also essential for communicative purposes. Unfortunately, iPads and iPhones do not work sufficiently for this activity.

If you need support with any technical issues concerning Canvas or Zoom, contact the support service through the university website (www.hig.se).


The course is given by the Faculty of Education and Business Studies.


Written exams

Registration for exams, including re-takes, is mandatory. You can register for exams via Ladok. You need to register at least ten days before the exam date. If you didn't register in time, you can not take your exam. No exceptions are made from this rule, we do not accept registrations when the deadline is passed.

If you are a distance study student and want to take your exam off-campus, you need to apply to do so at least three weeks prior to the exam date.

Service and Support

Accommodation

You need to apply for accommodation yourself. Please remember to do it in good time before your arrival. The University of Gävle does not provide any student accommodation.

Free Microsoft Office

As a student at the University of Gävle you have the opportunity to install Microsoft Office on up to five computers. The Office package includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Onenote.

  • Library

The library is located in the middle of campus and is open to everybody. You can reach all digital resources such as e-books and e-journals after logging in with your user account.

  • Residence permit
    • If you are a non-EU citizen you need to apply for a residence permit. Start the process of applying for a residence permit as soon as possible. This can be a slow process and take several months. It is therefore good to get started as soon as possible!

Student Centre

At the Student Centre you will meet knowledgeable staff that can assist you in just about anything regarding your studies at the University of Gävle. The Student Centre is located in building 22. You will also find a café in this area and TV displays showing current information and the daily timetabling. If you have any study-related questions, you can contact the Student Centre at studentsupport@hig.se

Student Support

  • Sometimes you need help to manage your studies and student life. At the University of Gävle we have several support functions to help you deal with various study-related situations, such as, for example, study guidance counselling, student health and welfare, and support for disabled students.

Tuition fees

  • If you have any questions about tuition fees, please find more information in our FAQ.

Web meetings with Zoom

  • Zoom are a services for web meetings at the University of Gävle. You usually need a webcam and headset with a microphone.
  • Web meetings with Zoom

Wireless network (wifi)

Eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) gives you access to the Internet when you are staying on the University campus. It also provides internet access at other universities and colleges that are connected to eduroam. Eduroam also works at many airports, railway stations and hotels.

Publicerad av: Liselotte Laurila Sidansvarig: Maria Strand Sidan uppdaterades: 2022-06-29
Högskolan i Gävle
www.hig.se
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)