KIEN2366 English: Technical English, Oral Skills 2 ECTS
Organised by
Centre for Language and Communication St./English
Person in charge
Kelly Raita

Keywords

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2

General description

This course is only for DI students. This course focuses on the oral skills needed in technical situations and the workplace.

Oral Skills is part of a 4-credit package "Technical English" together with KIEN2367Technical Writing.

Learning outcomes

After the course the student should:
- have more confidence speaking in English in both technically-related and social situations;
- be able to present work related to studies (in presentations, diagrams) in different environments and formats to express thoughts and findings;
- have better developed presentation skills;
- have a greater awareness of intercultural issues as they relate to the workplace;
- be aware of their team-work profile;
- be aware of appropriate and effective formats for communicating about self in recruitment processes e.g. video C.V.s;
- be aware of the stages and principles of consensus building.

Contents

Topics covered on the course are:
- socializing;
- giving instructions;
- latest developments in computers;
- cross culture;
- non-verbal communication and micro-skills;
- active listening;
- presentations: presenting to non-, semi- and technical audiences;
- negotiation skills;
- career skills;
- team building and collaboration skills;
- problem solving in collaborative teams.

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

This course is mandatory for DI students.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 20 h 0 h
Independent work 20 h 10 h

Teaching language

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

For credit, min. 80% attendance and active participation.

Evaluation

Pass/fail.

Recommended year of study

1. year spring

Further information

Contact Kelly Raita: kelly.raita[at]utu.fi

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Future Technologies
Centre for Language and Communication Studies
2016–2017
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