902004Y English 2 (Scientific Communication), 2 ECTS cr
||English 2 (Scientific Communication)
||English 2 (Scie
|Scope||2 ECTS cr
|Type||Language and Communication Studies
||Discipline||8006 Language studies, English
||Grading||1 - 5, pass, fail
||Languages and Communication
B2/C1 on the CEFR scales
This course is mandatory for all 2nd year students (except
geographers) who will have English as their
foreign language in their B.Sc. degree. This includes the students
who were exempted from ‘Reading for Academic
Purposes'(902002Y). Please consult the faculty study guide to
establish the language requirements on your own degree
|Required proficiency level
Students taking this course must have had English as the A1 or
A2 language at school or the equivalent English skills should have
been acquired otherwise. The course 'Reading for Academic Purposes'
(902002Y) is a pre-requisite, unless exempted.
The student workload is 53 hrs work/ 2 ECTS
|Language of instruction
Biology : 2nd year autumn term
Chemistry: 2nd year spring term
Geosciences : 2nd year spring term
Information Processing Science : 2nd year autumn term
Mathematical Sciences : 2nd year spring term
Physical Sciences : 2nd year autumn term
The aim of this course is to develop students' oral/aural
fluency in a range of general, scientific and academic
Skills in pronunciation, listening and speaking are practised in
Learning outcomes: By the end of the course, you
are expected to have:
- provided evidence of oral fluency in pair work communication
and small group discussions.
- developed effective language learning strategies through
- demonstrated the ability to present scientific subjects,
using appropriate field-related vocabulary.
- demonstrated lecture listening skills in field related
Skills in listening, speaking, and giving presentations are
practised in the course. Homework tasks include autonomous work to
support the classroom learning and the task of preparing and
presenting a scientific presentation.
|Mode of delivery
|Learning activities and teaching methods
See timing above
|Prerequisites and co-requisites
|Recommended optional programme components
|Recommended or required reading
Course materials will be provided by the teacher and a copy fee
will be charged.
|Assessment methods and criteria
Pass / fail. Assessment is based on regular attendance,
active participation in all lessons and the successful completion
of all homework tasks.
Alternative method of course completion
: An optional exemption test is offered twice per year.
The student can only participate in the exemption exam once.
Pass / fail.
|Working life cooperation
Current and future instruction
|No examinations in WebOodi|