Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
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
Schedule: 01.03.2021 - 28.05.2021
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Susan Gamache
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Riina Seppälä
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
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
- Preparatory assignments 40%
- Written assignment(s) 30%
- Oral assignment(s) 30% (Videoed)
81 h (Small group instruction 24 - 36 h + independent work 45 - 57 h)
Provided by the teacher
Substitutes for Courses
LC-1113, LC-1114, LC-1115, LC-1121, LC-1110 + LC-1112, LC-1110 + LC-1111 + LC-1120
- Teacher: Riina Seppälä