Credits: 3

Schedule: 24.02.2020 - 01.04.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Maurice Forget

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Provided on demand

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to

- Recognise the strategies and elements that enhance clarity and audience-friendliness in both oral and written communication

- Apply these strategies and elements in oral presentations and writing related to their field of study

- Distinguish between formal and informal styles of communication

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course introduces written and oral communication principles and strategies that are applicable to professional and academic purposes and is at the same time integrated with a content course. Written tasks and oral tasks will support the content course and be largely determined by its requirements. Throughout this course, students work individually and/or in small groups to develop their presentation and writing skills. Moreover, students give and receive constructive feedback on their work and revise it accordingly.

Working Life Skills: Varies according to each integration project.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- Preparatory assignments 40%

- Written assignment(s) 30%

- Oral assignment(s) 30% (Videoed)

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

81 h (Small group instruction 24 - 36 h + independent work 45 - 57 h)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Provided by the teacher

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Kie-98.1114, Kie-98.1115, LC-1110 + LC-1112

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

CEFR level (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

B2 or higher

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course is strongly recommended for second year and over students. At 3-credits, this course fulfils the university regulations on foreign language studies for oral and written skills. Participants must attend 80% of the class sessions. If you have 1-2 prior credits in English that fulfil the foreign language requirement, we recommend you sign up for LC-1116 Directed studies in English.

Additional information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Preliminary contact lecture schedule:

1. Wed 4.3
2. Mon 9.3
3. Mon 16.3
4. Mon 23.3
5. Mon 30.3

All the members in your small group (working together in the parent course) need to sign up to this course. If you don't have a group yet (preferably 4 members), we'll assign you to one when the course begins.


Registration and further information