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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KIEN2031 English Group Discussion Skills: General 2 op
Organised by
Centre for Language and Communication St./English
Person in charge
Henna Ala-Kutsi


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2

General description

In this course, the skills needed to function well in a small group will be discussed and practised through various exercises. The main focus of the exercises will be on the language skills needed for intercultural aspects of communication and techniques of effective communication. Conversational and speaking skills will be stressed.

Learning outcomes

After the course the students should
- be able to develop their confidence in their use of English;
- know about the norms of English-language conversational interaction;
- be able to improve their pronunciation, intonation and accuracy;
- have widened their range of vocabulary and the array of phrases available to them in a debate or discussion.


- Interpersonal skills are looked at, and differences between non-native speakers and native-speakers of English are examined;
- Discussion takes place in pairs or small groups;
- Discussions and debates on a variety of topics;
- Emphasis is on vocabulary, fluency, and confidence building.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 24 h 0 h
Independent work 30 h 0 h

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

Pairwork and groupwork are the normal modes of study.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Active participation in class and groupwork form the basis for evaluation.

Study materials

Some material will be provided by the teacher.

The students locate some material as homework.

Belongs to following study modules

Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Tulevaisuuden teknologioiden laitos
Kieli- ja viestintäopinnot (Tietojenkäsittelytieteet)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus