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.

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

Office Hours: email to schedule a meeting with Michael

Teaching Staff

David Gray

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

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

Anita Purcell Sjölund

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)

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

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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