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  • Welcome to LC-1117, written and oral English skills integrated with CHEM-C2120

    Students of CHEM-C2120 can participate in this 3-ECTS English course to complete the Aalto University foreign language requirement. This English module is integrated with CHEM-C2120. The main assignments on the English course are shared with CHEM-C2120, as well as most of the scheduling and deadlines. For the English course, participants are required to attend 80% of the contact sessions.

    This English course introduces written and oral communication principles and strategies that are applicable to professional and academic purposes.  Throughout the 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.


    Time and place:         11.3.-20.5.2019 
    Teacher:                       John Weston, Aalto University Language Centre

    Workload:                   Small group instruction 24h + independent work 57h (3 ECTS)

    Learning goals:         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.

    Grading:                      0-5   

    Tentative course schedule
    (minor changes are possible).

    Week 11          Pre-course assignment                     No class

    Week 12          Writing Skills 1                                    Monday 18.03 1500-1800

    Week 13          Writing Skills 2                                    Monday 25.03 1500-1800

    Week 14          Writing Skills 3                                    Monday 01.04 1500-1800

    Week 15          EVALUATION WEEK                           No class

    Week 16          Presentation skills                             Monday 15.04 1500-1800

                             EASTER (19.-22.04)

    Week 17          Presentation workshop                      Friday    26.04 0900-1200

    Week 18          Writing workshop                                Friday    03.05 0900-1200 (ONLINE)

    Week 19          Presentation rehearsals                     Monday 06.05 1500-1800

                             CHEM Seminar event                          Friday 09.05

    Week 20                                                                         No class

    Week 21          LC-1117 Presentation deadline        No class