B2/C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference scale.
This course is mandatory for students who choose English as their foreign language in the following B.Sc. degree programmes:
Faculty of Natural Sciences
•Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Technology
•Department of Chemistry
Oulu Mining School
•Geosciences degree programme
Please consult your faculty’s Study Guide to establish the language requirements for your own degree program.
English must have been the A1 or A2 language at school or equivalent English skills should have been acquired otherwise.
2 ECTS / 54 hours of work
Biology: 1st year spring term (periods 3 and 4)
Mathematical and Physical Sciences: 1st year autumn term (periods 1 and 2)
Mathematical Sciences (for students in the older programme): 2nd year autumn term (periods 1 and 2)
Chemistry: 1st year autumn term (periods 1 and 2)
Geosciences: 1st year spring term (periods 3 and 4)
By the end of the course, you are expected to
- have acquired effective vocabulary-learning techniques
- be able to distinguish parts of words to infer meanings
- be able to utilise your knowledge of text structure and cohesion markers to understand academic texts
- to be able to extract information and learn content from English readings in scientific and professional contexts
The course will focus on reading strategies; these include recognising how texts are organised, identifying key points in a text, and understanding words in context. Vocabulary work in the course will focus on: a) academic vocabulary, as used in formal scientific writing, and b) using your knowledge of the meanings of parts of words (affixes) to infer meaning.
Contact teaching and independent study
The English 1 course is adapted to accommodate many different fields of study, and thus the materials and implementation methods of the course vary. There will be 26 hours of guided teaching events and 28 hours of independent study, either individually or in a group. A more detailed course description and list of homework tasks will be provided by the teacher.
Faculty of Natural Sciences: Biology, Mathematical & Physical Sciences
Faculty of Technology: Chemistry
Oulu Mining School: Geosciences
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Students are also required to take English 2 902004Y, or English 4 902005Y, AFTER completion of this course.
Course materials will be provided in electronic form or will be accessible from the university library.
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Student work is monitored by continuous assessment, and students are required to participate regularly and actively in all contact teaching provided. During the course, there will be three monthly tests on material covered so far. The assessment of the course is based on the learning outcomes listed above.
Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.
N.B. Students with grades laudatur or eximia in their A1 English school-leaving examination can be exempted from this course and will be granted the credits. Please contact your own faculty for information.