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902004Y English 2 (Scientific Communication), 2 ECTS cr 
Code 902004Y  Validity 01.08.1995 -
Name English 2 (Scientific Communication)  Abbreviation English 2 (Scie 
Scope2 ECTS cr   
TypeLanguage and Communication Studies Discipline8006 Language studies, English 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Unit Languages and Communication 

Description
Proficiency level 

B2/C1 on the CEFR scales

 
Status 

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 programme.

 
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.

 
ECTS Credits 

The student workload is 53 hrs work/ 2 ECTS credits.

 
Language of instruction 

English

 
Timing 

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

 
Learning outcomes 

The aim of this course is to develop students' oral/aural fluency in a range of general, scientific and academic communication situations.
Skills in pronunciation, listening and speaking are practised in the course.

   
  Learning outcomes: By the end of the course, you are expected to have:

  1. provided evidence of oral fluency in pair work communication and small group discussions.
  2. developed effective language learning strategies through autonomous homework.
  3. demonstrated the ability to present scientific subjects, using appropriate field-related vocabulary.
  4. demonstrated lecture listening skills in field related situations.

 

 
Contents 

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 

Contact teaching

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

See above

 
Target group 

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.

 
Grading 

Pass / fail.

 
Person responsible 

Jolene Gear

 
Working life cooperation 

none

 
Other information 

-

 


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended English 2, Autumn 2021, 2nd year Biology  Course  Kari-Pekka Kallunki  07.09.21 -09.12.21
registration period has not begun English 2 (Scientific Communication), Geology and Chemistry, 2nd year  Course  Kari-Pekka Kallunki  11.01.22 -12.04.22
registration period has not begun English 2 (Scientific Communication) Physics&Maths, 1st year, Spring 2021  Course  Karen Niskanen  11.01.22 -13.04.22

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