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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KIEN2233 English: Discussing Society 2 op
Organised by
Centre for Language and Communication St./English
Person in charge
Gordon Henderson


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2

General description

This course is primarily intended to provide students with an opportunity to develop and strengthen their oral skills.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should:
- be more confident in group discussion situations
- be able to communicate more spontaneously, fluently, and clearly in group discussions and debates
- be better able to participate in group problem solving
- be able to employ critical thinking skills in problem solving


- participating in class activities emphasizing vocabulary, fluency, and confidence building
- developing strategies for effective discussion and debating
- participation in discussions and debates in pairs and small groups based on a range of political, social, economic and cultural issues

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

Preference will be given to social science students; other students may join the course if there is room.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 20 h 0 h
Independent work 33 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
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Competence-based examination
  • In English

Active participation in class/ and groupwork, homework and a minimum of 80% class attendance.

Students who want to take the exemption test should contact the teacher.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Active participation in class.

Study materials

Provided by the teacher.

Belongs to following study modules

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