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Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Mon 13.1.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 14.1.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 20.1.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 21.1.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 27.1.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 28.1.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 3.2.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 4.2.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 10.2.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 11.2.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 17.2.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 18.2.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 24.2.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 25.2.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 9.3.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 10.3.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 16.3.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 17.3.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 23.3.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 24.3.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 30.3.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 31.3.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 6.4.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 7.4.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 20.4.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 21.4.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 27.4.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 28.4.2020
14:15 - 15:45

Other teaching

15.01. - 26.02.2020 Wed 09.15-12.30
17.01. - 31.01.2020 Fri 09.15-12.30
21.02. - 28.02.2020 Fri 09.15-12.30
Hanna Parviainen
Teaching language: English
13.01. - 24.02.2020 Mon 14.15-15.45
14.01. - 25.02.2020 Tue 14.15-15.45
09.03. - 06.04.2020 Mon 14.15-15.45
10.03. - 07.04.2020 Tue 14.15-15.45
20.04. - 27.04.2020 Mon 14.15-15.45
21.04. - 28.04.2020 Tue 14.15-15.45
Teaching language: English

Description

Students of the Faculty of Biological & Environmental Sciences

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

Starting level CEFR B2

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 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.

In the spring semester of the first year

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.

Moodle / other media

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

Pass/fail

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

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.

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.