English in contrast

15 credits

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In this course you study English in contrast with other languages. You study differences and similarities between English and other Germanic languages in modern text databases, corpora. During the course you compare the languages on different levels, ranging from punctuation to lexicon, phraseology and grammar. You develop different skills that are both of theoretical relevance as well as being applicable in the the work as language professionals.


To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.

However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.

There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.

Student working from home