Single-Course English 5 ECTS

English in a Global Context and Academic Writing in English

Overall Course Objectives

To develop and sharpen students’ oral and written communicative skills
To support report writing in English
To give students knowledge about English as a global lingua franca
To give students knowledge about global geopolitical issues

Learning Objectives

  • account for geopolitical issues, with focus on China, India, Africa, the Middle East and Russia
  • discuss the use of English as a global lingua franca
  • describe and use at least one English reference accent
  • describe and remedy typical pronunciation problems in English for speakers of Danish
  • account for and discuss differences between oral and written norms of correctness
  • structure professional text genres in accordance with the conventions of technical and mercantile English
  • structure oral presentations purposefully
  • provide peer feedback on oral presentations
  • reflect on sustainability in a global context

Course Content

English as a global lingua franca
Basic phonetics
Global geopolitical issues

Recommended prerequisites

Passed English 1 – US The English-Speaking World and Academic Writing 1

Teaching Method

Class instruction, group work, discussions, oral presentations and a number of mandatory written assignments



Engineering Didactics and Pedagogy
Global Business Engineer: 2nd semester

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13 weeks


Engineering Technology


DTU Ballerup Campus

Course code 62225
Course type Graduate Engineer
Semester start Week 5
Semester end Week 19
Days Thurs 8-12

7.500,00 DKK