Courses in English

During the fall term of 2020 the Language Workshop at Uppsala University will offer two online courses in English for international students. Both courses are primarily intended for so-called free movers (see below) and international PhD students. Exchange students will be accepted if there are spaces available.

The courses are free of charge and students who finish a course will receive a course certificate, but no course credits.

Please note that in order to participate in either one of the courses, students must sign up with the teacher, and that it is not possible to audit these courses without participating. You cannot take both courses during the same semester.

Courses for international students

Communicating in English: Academic Writing

Course aims: This course aims to provide students with basic skills of academic writing, including audience awareness, how to structure a text, and how to use secondary sources. Another important aim of the course is to make visible the often implicit and opaque rules and expectations of academic culture, including academic integrity and critical thinking.

Target group: This course is primarily intended for international students who are so-called free movers. Free movers are students who have not come to Uppsala University through an exchange program. The course is open to students on the undergraduate and Master’s levels, and to PhD students. Students must be registered at Uppsala University (including Campus Gotland) in order to take the course.

Language prerequisites: There are no language prerequisites (apart from those necessary to be admitted to the university). Students who find it very difficult to understand spoken English are advised to contact the teacher before applying to the course.

Course format: This course consists of 7 Zoom meetings (once a week or every other week, in the evening, 90 minutes). Attendance is mandatory and students must inform the teacher of any absence in advance. Students who miss more than two meetings will not be able to complete the course.

The first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 8.

Teacher: Johanna McElwee

For more information about the course, how to sign up, and a schedule: Communicating in English: Academic Writing.

Communicating in English: Oral Presentations

Course aims: In this course, which will meet over Zoom, you will practice giving different kinds of oral presentations in English. The seminars will offer opportunities to practice speaking and listening skills in a supportive and encouraging environment. You will receive tips and detailed feedback from the teacher and other students. The goal of the course is to help you feel more comfortable presenting and speaking in English.

Target group: This course is primarily intended for international students who are so-called free movers. Free movers are students who have not come to Uppsala University through an exchange program. The course is open to students on the undergraduate and Master’s levels, and to PhD students. Students must be registered at Uppsala University (including Campus Gotland) in order to take the course.

Language prerequisites: There are no language prerequisites, apart from those necessary to be admitted to the university. Students who find it very difficult to understand spoken English are advised to contact the teacher before applying to the course.

Course format: This course consists of 7 Zoom meetings (every other week in the evening, 90 minutes). Attendance is mandatory and students must inform the teacher of any absence in advance. Students who miss more than two meetings will not be able to complete the course.

The first meeting will be on September 9 or 10 (two groups).  

Teacher: Sarah Schwarz

For more information about the course, how to sign up, and a preliminary schedule:
Communicating in English: Oral Presentations

Other Courses in English

Apart from our courses for international students, the Language Workshop does not offer courses on a regular basis. The English Department at Uppsala university offers a range of English courses, including courses that are primarily intended for exchange students, or for Swedish students. For a list of courses, see this page.