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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

Credits: 3

Schedule: 23.04.2024 - 21.05.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Malachy Halpin

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period): B2

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 or a specific program. Written tasks and oral tasks will support the content course or the program 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 for whole curriculum period:

    - Preparatory assignments 40%

    - Written assignment(s) 30%

    - Oral assignment(s) 30% (Videoed)

Workload
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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

DETAILS

Substitutes for Courses
Prerequisites

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2022-2023 Spring III
    2022-2023 Spring V
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Spring III
    2023-2024 Spring V

    Enrollment :

    Students must belong to the target group of the integration specified in SISU.