English for Specific Purposes: Oral Communication in Intercultural Workplaces

7.5 Credits
First Cycle
School of Language, Literatures and Learning
Subject field
English (ENA)
Group of Subjects
Disciplinary Domain
Humanities, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved, 09 November 2021.
This syllabus is valid from 09 November 2021.

Learning Outcomes

The overall objective of the course is to prepare students for their professional career by developing their awareness of communication issues of relevance in global contexts. On completion of the course students will, in English, be able to:

  • use basic skills in oral discussions in English
  • communicate their opinions clearly, as well as respond to the opinions of others
  • search for topical information and present it in a concise form, as well as reflect on the information in group discussions
  • describe linguistic variation and registers in English and how these work by analysing different communicative situations
  • use presentation techniques
  • describe relevant aspects of intercultural workplaces
  • communicate and explain their own ideas and interpretations of the course material
  • discuss different aspects of intercultural communication and how these can be applied in their future professional work.

Course Content

In this course, students engage in projects examining communicative practices in workplace settings.The course takes a hands-on approach: that is to say, students have opportunities to discuss and analyse course contents. In addition, the course has been designed so that students can tailor the contents to their specific disciplines and areas of interest. The course consists of two modules. Module 1 focuses on communication issues in global contexts. Module 2 discusses and problematises aspects of communication in intercultural workplaces, with a particular focus on English.


Active participation in seminars, assignments, an oral presentation and a written project.

Forms of Study

Obligatory seminars. The language of instruction is English.


The Swedish grades A–F.

The final grade for the course is based on an overall assessment by the examiner.

Reporting of grades:
Module 1: Oral Communication - 3 cr
Module 2: Intercultural Workplaces - 4.5 cr


  • General entry requirements and English 6. No knowledge of Swedish is required

Other Information

English 6 corresponds to CEFR level B2.

The course replaces EN1109.