Instruction

Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Academic and Professional Communication in English Exemption Test (CEFR B2) 4 Cr Examination 6.5.2020 - 6.5.2020
Academic and Professional Communication in English Exemption Test (CEFR B2) 4 Cr Examination 18.3.2020 - 18.3.2020
Academic & Professional Communication in English 1 & 2 (CEFR B2), periodi IV 4 Cr Course 9.3.2020 - 30.4.2020
Academic and Professional Communication in English Exemption Test (CEFR B2) 4 Cr Examination 22.1.2020 - 22.1.2020
Academic & Professional Communication in English 1 & 2 (CEFR B2), periodi III-IV 4 Cr Course 13.1.2020 - 28.4.2020
Academic and Professional Communication in English Exemption Test (CEFR B2) 4 Cr Examination 6.11.2019 - 6.11.2019
Academic and Professional Communication in English Exemption Test (CEFR B2) 4 Cr Examination 18.9.2019 - 18.9.2019
Academic & Professional Communication in English 1 & 2 (CEFR B2), periodi I 4 Cr Course 2.9.2019 - 18.10.2019
Academic and Professional Communication in English Exemption Test (CEFR B2) 4 Cr Examination 8.5.2019 - 8.5.2019
Academic and Professional Communication in English Exemption Test (CEFR B2) 4 Cr Examination 20.3.2019 - 20.3.2019
Academic & Professional Communication in English 1 & 2 (CEFR B2), periodi IV 4 Cr Course 11.3.2019 - 3.5.2019
Academic and Professional Communication in English Exemption Test (CEFR B2) 4 Cr Examination 23.1.2019 - 23.1.2019
Academic & Professional Communication in English 1 & 2 (CEFR B2), periodi III-IV 4 Cr Course 14.1.2019 - 30.4.2019
Academic and Professional Communication in English Exemption Test (CEFR B2) 4 Cr Examination 7.11.2018 - 7.11.2018
Academic and Professional Communication in English Exemption Test (CEFR B2) 4 Cr Examination 19.9.2018 - 19.9.2018
Academic & Professional Communication in English 1 & 2 (CEFR B2), periodi I 4 Cr Course 3.9.2018 - 19.10.2018
Academic and Professional Communication in English Exemption Test (CEFR B2) 4 Cr Examination 9.5.2018 - 9.5.2018
Academic and Professional Communication in English Exemption Test (CEFR B2) 4 Cr Examination 21.3.2018 - 21.3.2018
Academic & Professional Communication in English 1 & 2 (CEFR B2), IV periodi 4 Cr Course 12.3.2018 - 4.5.2018
Academic and Professional Communication in English Exemption Test (CEFR B2) 4 Cr Examination 24.1.2018 - 24.1.2018
Academic & Professional Communication in English 1 & 2 (CEFR B2), III-IV periodi 4 Cr Course 15.1.2018 - 2.5.2018
Academic and Professional Communication in English Exemption Test (CEFR B2) 4 Cr Examination 8.11.2017 - 8.11.2017
Academic and Professional Communication in English Exemption Test (CEFR B2) 4 Cr Examination 20.9.2017 - 20.9.2017
Academic & Professional Communication in English 1 & 2 (CEFR B2), I periodi 4 Cr Course 7.9.2017 - 19.10.2017

Target group

Students of the Faculty of Biological & Environmental Sciences

This course completely fulfils the foreign language requirement in the degree.

Prerequisites

Starting level CEFR B2

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

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is for students to activate and develop skills in the academic and professional English of their field and to gain confidence in communicating in situations relevant to their studies and professional life. The intention is that students improve their ability to

  • understand general and academic/professional spoken English
  • discuss/present in academic/professional English fluently and spontaneously
  • read and understand academic/professional English texts
  • write academic/professional English texts clearly and accurately
  • take responsibility for their own learning and become more autonomous language learners, in order to promote life-long learning.

Timing

In the spring semester of the first year

Contents

Depending on the particular needs of the group, the course will include

  • field-specific materials from a range of sources such as journals, (text) books, and the Internet, provided by students and the teacher
  • reading the material, applying appropriate strategies
  • writing texts relevant to the students' academic and professional needs
  • presenting and discussing topics related to the fields of study
  • becoming familiar with strategies and tools for future language development.

Study materials

Moodle / other media

Students choose texts from their field to be used as materials.

Assessment practices and criteria

Pass/fail

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

Recommended optional studies

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.

Relation to other study units

This course replaces the course 99501 English Academic and Professional Skills offered prior to autumn 2017.

Connection to degree programme(s) / faculty courses: See additional information for each group.

Completion methods

Diverse course formats with 108 hours of work

Courses based on regular meetings include 56 contact hrs and 52 hrs of independent work. ALMS courses include 108 hours of work.

See additional information for the completion methods of each group.

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.