Single-Course English 5 ECTS

The English-Speaking World and Academic Writing in English

Overall Course Objectives

To improve and develop written and oral proficiency in English
To support project-oriented interdisciplinarity and introduce English as a project language
To introduce selected areas within socio-political, historical and cultural conditions in the English-speaking world, i.e. US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

Learning Objectives

  • account for selected historical, social, cultural and geographical conditions in the English-speaking world
  • account for and discuss current political issues in the US and UK
  • analyse basic grammatical structures in English
  • describe and remedy typical English grammar problems for speakers of Danish
  • use standard English grammar
  • structure academic text genres in accordance with the conventions of technical and mercantile English
  • demonstrate ability to document source use in accordance with APA guidelines
  • provide peer feedback on written assignments
  • employ relevant professional terminology in English, with special emphasis on sustainability

Course Content

Introduction to the English-speaking world
Introduction to English as a project language
Selected areas of grammar
Selected topics within political, cultural and social conditions in the USA and UK

Recommended prerequisites

Teaching Method

Class instruction, group work and student presentations
Interdisciplinary project work
Language exercises and a number of small written exercises
The course has 4 lessons per week.

Faculty

Remarks

Engineering Didactics and Pedagogy
Global Business Engineer: 1st semester

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Registration

Language

English

Duration

13 weeks

Institute

Engineering Technology

Place

DTU Ballerup Campus

Course code 62224
Course type Graduate Engineer
Semester start Week 35
Semester end Week 48
Days Thurs 13-17
Price

7.500,00 DKK

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