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KIEN3721 Advanced English Academic Skills, Education 5 ECTS
Organised by
Centre for Language and Communication St./English
Person in charge
Suzanne Collins
Preceding studies
Compulsory:
Students should have participated in and passed the KIEN2731 English Communication Skills course or equivalent. Students should have completed basic and subject studies before taking this course; they should also have registered for the master's thesis group (KL6/AL6/EL6 Suunnitteluseminaari) at the latest at the same time before the course starts.

Keywords

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2-C1

General description

This course is compulsory for students writing their master's thesis in English, and for those who are aiming to be researchers in the future. Priority for places on the course will be given to students on the LLEES English-medium Master's degree programme. The course is compulsory for Finnish students in the LLEES programme and highly recommended for other LLEES students.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students should:
- be able to improve their reading skills;
- be able to interpret academic texts;
- be able to present their work in written form;
- be able to give a presentation on their work.

Contents

- Reading workshop in small groups: tasks on texts relevant to students' field; summary writing (10h).
- Presentation/discussion of Anglo-American writing conventions; course writing tasks leading to longer paper on topic related to students' own specialisation, possibly a practice essay or seminar paper prior to writing the master's thesis (24+h).
- Consideration and practice of aspects involved in giving a presentation in English for academic (and future professional) purposes; presentation on a topic related to students' own specialisation, filmed with video camera, and evaluated. The oral presentation may be based on the written assignment (see above) (10+h).
- It is intended that no extra research is needed for the course since it is hoped that this will be integrated into subject studies.

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

Priority for places on the course will be given to students on the LLEES English-medium Master's degree programme.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 50 h 0 h
Independent work 83 h 0 h

Attendance; active participation; course tasks leading to 5 - 10 page written assignment on a topic related to students' own field e.g. for subject studies seminar; oral presentation on above, or similar topic.
Automatic exemption from the course on basis of English major/minor studies. Possible exemption from the course on basis of previous studies, e.g. higher education courses; studies through/in the medium of English abroad or in Finland. To be exempted, the student needs to produce documentation and a sample of a longer academic paper or thesis written in English. Contact Jane Honka by email or phone.

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Exercise(s)
  • In English
Essay
  • In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Competence-based examination
  • In English

Attendance; active participation; course tasks leading to 5 - 10 page written assignment on a topic related to students' own field e.g. for subject studies seminar; oral presentation on above, or similar topic.
Automatic exemption from the course on basis of English major/minor studies. Possible exemption from the course on basis of previous studies, e.g. higher education courses; studies through/in the medium of English abroad or in Finland. Student needs to produce documentation and sample of a longer academic paper or thesis written in English. Contact Jane Honka by email or phone.

Evaluation

Pass/fail.

Recommended year of study

Preferably 1st year of master's degree studies (LLEES, OKL and KTL).

Study materials

Provided by the teachers.

Further information

One group (Autumn semester).

Belongs to following study modules

Centre for Language and Communication Studies
Faculty of Education
2014–2015
Teaching
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
Finnish Study Modules
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
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