English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
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Welcome to English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at Dalarna University! This one-semester preparatory course package has been developed to accommodate students who require skills in English that will facilitate their future university studies.

Spring Semester 2020: Important Dates

Introduction Day

The Introduction Day will be held on Friday, February 7, and it is essential that all new EAP students attend.The day will include a meeting during which you will receive important information that will help you during the semester. You will also receive a preliminary timetable. You will also have the opportunity to buy the three books that you require for this course: please bring the exact amount of 750 kr as we will not be in a position to give change.

Schedule: Introduction Day -- Friday, February 7, 2020

We look forward to seeing you then!

If you do not attend this day, you will need to come to campus by the latest February 17: this is the final day for registration. You will also attend your first class on February 17. See the next paragraph.

First Day of Class/Final Day for Registration: February 17

Your first class will be held on February 17.

If you did not attend the Introduction Day on February 7, then you need to come to Campus Falun and register in the morning of February 17, and then attend your first classes. You will also be able to buy your books for the semester: please bring the exact amount of 750 kr.

Monday, February 17 Schedule

10.00 - 10.45 Meet at the reception desk, Campus Falun: you will register and receive your keycard for access to university premises

10.45 - 11.00 You will be escorted to Lecture Hall 5 (Fö2) for a plagiarism lecture

11.00 - 12.00 Plagiarism lecture with Lecturer Konstantin Andreev

12.00 - 13.00 Free time for lunch

13.00 - 15.00 Room C339 - First class with Lecturer Konstantin Andreev

15.00 - 16.30 Room C339 -  First class with Lecturer Zita Farkas

Note once again that this is the final day to register in the EAP course package if you have not already done so.

Last Day of Class

The spring 2020 semester ends on June 7, 2020. Your final class will be around this date.

Description of Course Package

You can find a link at the bottom of this page to a course package handbook that provides detailed information about the individual courses and the course package in general. You will receive a copy of this on your Introduction Day.

The course package comprises four courses:

These courses provide a basis for you to develop the four core language skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. You will learn how to integrate into a foreign university classroom that brings together students and teachers with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Interculturalism is, therefore, a key component of your study experience.

You will gain confidence through group work and individual work that will help you improve your English language skills in a variety of contexts, although primarily one that is academic. The friendly and personable environment that characterises the courses is key to the success of the student group, as demonstrated by former students.

Your successful completion of this course package will result in eligibility equivalent to English 6 (B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference) for further studies.

Meet some of our former students of English for Academic Purposes (webpage)

Applications and Course Fee

At present, this course package is open to international fee-paying students only, both undergraduate and graduate students. You can submit an online application here.

In order to be eligible for the EAP course package, you must demonstrate the following:

  1. that you have an Academic IELTS result of 5.5 or better (or equivalent English proficiency)
  2. that you have completed the equivalent of Swedish upper-secondary school or completed the equivalent of a Swedish university degree

Course Fee

The fee for the course package (all four courses) is 43 500 sek.

Activities for Students / Travel To and In Dalarna

We have a webpage that lists a number of events and activities in the local region by season and month. It also provides links to websites where you can find more information about activities for people who are new to the region. For a small fee, you can join the Student Union and take part in their various clubs and scheduled events.

See Events and Activities (webpage).

Find information about travel to and in Dalarna on our website: Travel To and In Dalarna

All of us in the EAP Department at Dalarna University look forward to meeting you.

With general enquiries, email eap-english@du.se.

Administrative Staff

Michael Oppenheimer

International Student Recruitment
Application Enquiries
study@du.se

Office Hours: email to schedule a meeting with Michael

Teaching Staff

David Gray

dgy@du.se
I have been teaching English at Dalarna University since 2014. My specialisation is in English literature, and I teach English courses at all levels, from undergraduate to advanced.

Konstantin (Kostia) Andreev

kan@du.se
I have been teaching English at Dalarna University since 2007, my main subjects being English grammar, pronunciation and writing proficiency.

Anita Purcell Sjölund

aps@du.se
I am currently both Lecturer and Director of Studies in the English Department, and have taught a range of courses in English in my years at Dalarna University.

Megan Case (on temporary leave)

mcs@du.se
I have been teaching at Dalarna University since 2009 and have taught all the courses in the EAP course package at one time or another. I also work in the Education Department, teaching future Swedish schoolteachers, which is why my office is in the building called "Smedjan" rather than with the English Department.

Zita Farkas

zfa@du.se
I received my PhD in Women's Studies from the University of York in England. I have since worked as a postdoctoral researcher and teacher at Umeå University in Sweden in a variety of language proficiency and literature courses. At Dalarna University, my main teaching is in English for Academic Purposes.

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