Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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KIEN2161 English: Academic and Professional Skills for Humanities I 3 op
Organised by
Centre for Language and Communication St./English
Person in charge
Jeremy Palmer, Mari Heinonen


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2

General description

This integrated skills course is intended for Humanities students to support them in their academic studies. Students develop their abilities in reading, writing, listening and speaking in addition to the special discourse and terminology of their fields, and create a portfolio of work to showcase these skills. Emphasis is placed on active student participation.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should:
- be able to analyse an English academic text and summarise the main ideas orally and in writing;
- be more aware of the style that is appropriate in academic writing;
- be able to take notes from books and lectures; and
- be able to take an active part in discussions.


- reading authentic academic texts related to Humanities taken from journals, textbooks, and online sources
- developing strategies to enable effective reading of authentic texts
- developing academic vocabulary based on the Academic Word List (AWL)
- listening to lectures on complex academic topics and taking notes
- practising strategies for active listening
- practising using English academic writing conventions, leading to short written assignments
- participating in small study group discussions, and giving short presentations

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 4 h 2 h
Tutorials 28 h 0 h
Independent work 24 h 0 h
Exercises 0 h 24 h

This course is intensive and requires students to be active outside contact teaching. Independent work online in Moodle.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English
  • In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
Oral exam
  • In English

For credit, students must participate in the core lectures at the start of the course and at least 80% of the contact lessons, participate actively, and complete course tasks for the final portfolio.

Exemption (AHOT): Students may be considered for an exemption from the course if they feel they already have skills and experience in using academic English at B2 level (or higher). Students wishing to apply for an exemption should submit a written portfolio including:
- a letter of self-assessment which also justifies the grounds for exemption;
- a sample of a short academic writing assignment in English related to subject of study and using appropriate referencing;
- a summary of an article from the field of study (enclose article).
Students who submit an appropriate portfolio will be invited for an interview. Exemption applications should be submitted within one week of the course start date.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Final portfolio. Information about the assessment criteria in Moodle.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn
1. year spring

Belongs to following study modules

Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus/indonesia