The student completes the tasks.
The student is able to
- enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).
- briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
- write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. I can write personal letters describing experiences and impressions
The student is able to
- interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible.
- take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts
- present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects.
- explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
- write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects as well as abstracts of material related to one's own field
- can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
- is able to use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes
- is able to formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate his/her contribution skillfully to those of other speakers.
- can present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects integrating sub-themes, developing particular points and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion
- can express him/herself in clear, well-structured text, expressing points of view at some length.
- can write about complex subjects in a letter, an essay or a report, underlining what I consider to be the salient issues
- can select a style appropriate to the reader in mind
Materials in Moodle
Contact teaching, presentations, discussions, pair and group work, individual and collaborative online activities, self-study.
The assessment is based on successful completion of the following tasks and activities:
• Written tasks throughout the course (CV, job application letter, technical report, agenda and minutes of a meeting)
• Mandatory oral activities (job interview, group presentation, meetings and negotiations)
• Active participation (participation in class activities, contribution to discussions, home assignments).
01.01.2022 - 30.04.2022
02.12.2021 - 31.12.2021
Mandatory attendance – 80% (applies to online lessons as well if the course is moved online due to the pandemic situation).
The students are either all on campus or all online. There is no hybrid option (some on campus, some online).
If the student has completed corresponding studies at another university or university of applied sciences or has extensive work experience where the working language is English, the student may apply for credit transfer or recognition of competence through Hyvähot/Creta system.
Such cases have to be discussed with the teacher at the start of the course, and the student may be required to complete additional assignments to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.
There is no exam but all the required tasks (see Methods and Grounds for Evaluation) must be completed and the 80% attendance requirement must be met to obtain a grade for the course. Failure to complete the tasks or meet the attendance requirement may result in a lower or failed grade.
Contact lessons – 13 x 2 h = 26 h
Independent study – 55 h
• Oral skills (presentations, negotiations, social interaction)
• Writing skills (CV, reports, work-related documents)
• Grammar as needed