– In High School, I saw English as a skill you used when traveling, but then I started reading English at university and I understood that there is so much more, says Sebastian Lagnebäck who is studying English at Luleå University of Technology. “More” includes aspects of language study such as rhetoric, phonology, literature and culture on which visiting students heard mini-lectures.
Along with fellow student, Evelina Kallträsk, Sebastian spoke about the transition from High School to university. Both agree that their English studies have broadened their horizons. Largely thanks to the fact that they get to read books they might not have chosen themselves.
– But it is also interesting that there are so many different kinds of people who take the courses, says Evelina Kallträsk.
At Luleå University of Technology you can read English as single subject course or study it within the teacher training programmes. Evelina Kallträsk has choosen to study single subject courses and plans to supplement her subject studies with Supplementary Study Programme in Education to become qualified to teach in High Schools.
Starting your studies with a single subject course can be a good way to begin for those who are a little unsure about whether English is the right choice. Time spent on English studies is always well invested.
– You have absolutely nothing to lose by studying English, says Evelina Kallträsk to the prospective university students.