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Enrol
14.10.2019 at 12:00 - 20.10.2019 at 23:59

Description

Students of all faculties

This course does NOT fulfil the foreign language requirement in the Bachelor-level degree.

Starting level CEFR C1

If you are uncertain about your CEFR level (pdf), contact the teacher or the tutor before signing up.

See WebOodi (WebOodi > Instruction and courses > Course catalogues > Language Centre > English) for other courses supporting the further development of the competence provided by this course.

The aim of the course is for students to achieve a high level of fluency in spoken English. It is the intention that by the end of the course the students will have improved their ability to

  • produce clear, smoothly flowing, well-structured speech
  • engage in extended conversation comfortably and appropriately
  • use English flexibly and effectively for social purposes
  • participate in formal discussion and debate, expressing arguments persuasively
  • initiate, maintain and end conversations
  • give clear, coherent descriptions and narratives
  • maintain consistent grammatical and lexical accuracy

Only AFTER fulfilling the Bachelor-level degree requirements in English (Academic and Professional Communication / English Academic and Professional Skills).

The course will include

  • analyzing and discussing the nature of oral fluency
  • negotiating the course syllabus based on the needs and wishes of the group
  • examining the sociolinguistic and sociocultural implications of language
  • practicing a variety of oral activities, such as formal and informal discussion, descriptions and narratives
  • preparing a short individual report on an aspect of spoken language
  • preparing and taking part in debates
  • strategies for developing spoken language

The Language Centre requires students to attend approximately 80% of the classes.

2 credit = 28 contact hrs and 26 hrs of independent work.

Materials, in paper or electronic format, provided by both the teacher and the students, will be used during the course.

Pass/fail

The course uses peer evaluation, self-evaluation and evaluation by the teacher.

Includes 28 contact hrs and 26 hrs of independent work

The Language Centre requires students to attend approximately 80% of the classes. Concessions may be made if warranted by the nature of the course. However, 100% attendance may be required for contact lessons related to self-access courses or equivalent studies.