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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KIEN3066 Integrated Academic English (Advanced), Self-study 2 ECTS
Organised by
Centre for Language and Communication St./English
Person in charge
Jane Honka, Kelly Raita

General description

This guided self-study course uses the book Cambridge Academic English Upper Intermediate. The course focuses on the academic skills and language needed for university study. Materials are available in the Self-study Room in Juslenia. It replaces the earlier Reading, Pronunciation and Listening for Academic Study courses. The course materials: Cambridge Academic English Advanced (student's book, Teacher's book, DVD and audio CD). - authentic academic texts, based on the Cambridge Academic English Corpus (CAEC) are used. Texts for reading are taken from journals and textbooks; lectures are delivered by experienced lecturers and researchers, native and non-native speakers; academic vocabulary, based on the Academic Word List (AWL), is particularly emphasised.

Learning outcomes

- be able to analyse the characteristics of written and spoken academic texts
- be more aware of academic culture
- be more conscious of digital literacy skills
- be aware of what constitutes plagiarism and able to avoid it
- have developed their abilities in reading, writing, listening, academic language and critical thinking skills
- be aware of strategies for reading intensively and extensively
- be able to use appropriate reading skills to skim and scan texts
- be able to listen to acadecic lectures and take notes
- be more aware of style and appropriateness in writing
- be able to analyse an English academic text and write a summary
- be able to write a text in English in terms of unity, focus and coherence
- be able to use collocations (fixed phrases) from reading of English texts
- be more certain about use of sentence structure, connectives, punctuation, articles
- be more critical and able to ask questions about academic writing, own writing in particular


- academic culture
- critical thinking skills
- avoiding plagiarism
- recognising academic variation across disciplines
- academic vocabulary
- style and appropriateness in writing
- handling references and avoiding plagiarism;
- organising text; constructing different academic papers
- coherence and cohesion
- sentence structure
- academic vocabulary
- grammar; use of articles; punctuation
- listening skills and note taking
- reading skills; strategies for reading, inferring meaning, reading critically, understanding hedges and discourse markers

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

Students should have completed the Reading Comprehension course required by the faculty.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Personal instruction 1 h 0 h
Independent work 53 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
Study journal / learning diary
  • In English

To pass the course, the student must complete the Learning Log in detail. In addition, an account should be created in the on-line vocabulary website "Quizlet". The student must use Quizlet actively during the course to create, review and test vocabulary.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Completion of the course book; learning diary; quizlet glossary; discussion and meetings with the teacher in charge.

Recommended year of study

2. year autumn
2. year spring
3. year autumn
3. year spring
4. year autumn
4. year spring
5. year autumn
5. year spring
6. year autumn
6. year spring

Not intended for first year students.

Study materials

Hewings, M. & Thaine, C. 2012. Cambridge Academic English. Advanced. Cambridge: CUP. Available in self-study room.

Belongs to following study modules

Centre for Language and Communication Studies
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Centre for Language and Communication Studies
Centre for Language and Communication St./English
Centre for Language and Communication St./Spanish
Centre for Language and Communication St./Italian
Centre for Language and Communication St./Japanese
Centre for Language and Communication St./Chinese
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Centre for Language and Comm.Stud./Speech Comm.
Centre for Language and Communication St./French
Centre for Language and Communication St./Swedish
Centre for Language and Communication St./German
Centre for Language and Communication St./Finnish
Centre for Language and Communication St./Russian