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ay902063Y English Activation Course (OPEN UNI), 2 ECTS cr 
Code ay902063Y  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name English Activation Course (OPEN UNI)  Abbreviation English Activat 
Scope2 ECTS cr   
TypeLanguage and Communication Studies Discipline8006 Language studies, English 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit University of Oulu, Open University 

Proficiency level 

B1-B2 on the CEFR scale

Required proficiency level 


ECTS Credits 


Language of instruction 


Learning outcomes 

By the end of the course, you are expected to be able to:

1. understand clearly-spoken English on a range of topics discussed in class
2. participate in pairwork discussion of familiar everyday topics
3. describe your own language learning style, with reference to a variety of learning strategies presented in class
4. self-evaluate objectively, and describe plans for future learning


Easy communication tasks are provided to help you activate your use of English; you will spend a lot of time in class interacting in English with your classmates, in pairs or in small groups. Learning to learn is an important theme throughout the course, too; you will hear about a variety of alternative learning strategies (including some developed for dyslexics), and have opportunities to try them out. To help you reach an understanding of the learning strategies that work best for you, you will have chances to reflect together with your classmates, and compare past and present experiences of language learning. 

Mode of delivery 

contact teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

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Target group 

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Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 


Assessment methods and criteria 

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


1 - 5 scale / pass or fail

Person responsible 

Heather Kannasmaa

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

Pohjois-Pohjanmaan kesäyliopisto
Torikatu 22 A (2. krs)
PL 2437, 90014 Oulun yliopisto
044 465 2205 ja 044 465 2206, toimisto ja ilmoittautuminen


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