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 & Physical Sciences
Faculty of Technology:
Oulu Mining School:
Geoscience degree programme
Please consult your faculty’s study guide to establish the language requirements of your own degree programme.
Students taking this course must have had English as the A1 or A2 language at school or have equivalent skills. The course English 1 (902002Y) is a pre-requisite, unless exempted.
2 ECTS credits / 54 hours work.
Biology: 2nd year autumn term (periods 1 and 2)
Mathematic and Physical Sciences 1st year spring term (periods 3 and 4)
Chemistry: 2nd year spring term (periods 3 and 4)
Geosciences: 2nd year spring term (periods 3 and 4)
By the end of the course, you are expected to have demonstrated the ability to:
- use appropriate strategies and techniques for communicating effectively in English in an academic context
- prepare and present scientific subjects to your classmates, using appropriate field-related vocabulary.
Skills in listening, speaking, and presenting academic topics are practised in the classroom, where there is an emphasis on working in pairs and small groups. Homework is given to support the classroom learning.
The English 2 course is tailored to the needs of students in different fields of study, and thus the materials and implementation methods of the course vary between groups. The teacher will provide a more detailed schedule and list of homework tasks. There will be 26 hours of guided teaching events and 28 hours of independent work, including both individual and group work.
Individual learning methods: autonomous learning tasks, practice in lecture listening and written tasks in preparation for classroom lessons
Group work: Preparation of presentations in groups
2nd year students of Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience
1st year students of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (new programme)
Pre-requisite course: 902002Y Englannin kieli 1
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Continuous assessment is based on regular attendance, active participation in all lessons and the successful completion of all homework tasks.
The assessment of the course is based on the learning outcomes of the course.
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Pass / fail.