Level of Study
Semester of Instruction
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
ENG108 offers insight into various social and political aspects of the English language, as well as linguistic descriptions of some global varieties of English. The course will provide students with a vocabulary for linguistic description and analysis.
By the end of the course, students will have acquired knowledge about some social, political and ideological aspects of the English language. They will also be able to discuss the development of English as a global language. The course will provide students with a vocabulary for linguistic description and analysis.
Students will have acquired the skills necessary to expand their knowledge through further studies of linguistics at 200-level.
Required Previous Knowledge
None; see Recommended previous knowledge/training.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
It is strongly advised that students, in addition to fulfilling the general admission requirements, also have good grades in specialized English courses from Upper Secondary School.
For students with a background other than the Norwegian school system, a level of competence in English corresponding to C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is recommended.
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Credits cannot be awarded for both ENG108 and ENG104 (5 credits), ENG106 (5 credits), ENG106L (5 credits), ENG111 (5 credits) or ENG112 (5 credits).The number of attempts on the exam is three, this includes attempts in ENG106.
Access to the Course
The course is open to all with admission to the University of Bergen.
For exchange students:
Applicants have to document English language proficiency to access the course. Student should hold a level of C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR). For valid tests, please see uib.no/exchange.
Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching
Lectures: up to 24 hours.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
There are no compulsory assignments, but practice exams will be offered and it is highly recommended that students hand these in.
Forms of Assessment
The exam is a three hour school exam.
The exam may be digital.
Examination Support Material
No aids are allowed during the exam
The grading scale A-F is used, where F is a fail.
An exam in ENG108 is offered each semester - at the end of the fall semester and in the middle of the spring semester.
The material covers an introduction to English as a global language.The reading list will be available by 1 June for the Autumn semester.
The teaching is evaluated according to the quality assurance system of the University of Bergen.
The Program Board is responsible for the academic content and structure of the study program, and for the quality of all the subjects therein.
The Department of Foreign Languages at the Faculty of Humanities has the administrative responsibility for the course and the study programme.
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 28.02.2018, 15:00
- 3 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam