The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)
  • 2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)

Level/category

General studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

1

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The primary aim is to develop English language and communication skills required in the professional context, i.e - to improve spoken fluency and - to improve writing skills

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to... In the written language: - better understand more difficult professional literature through an enhanced command of special terminology and by using reading skills such as determining meaning from context, recognising links within a text, retrieving information, and making inferences - be better able to produce clear prose for professional purposes ranging from describing the configuration of a piece of equipment or the stages of a technical process to writing a letter of application and related CV. In the spoken language the student is expected to be better able to - use English in social situations and to transfer information in one-to-one situations as well as to organise and deliver a presentation to a wider audience - listen to an English discourse in order to more effectively identify the general ideas expressed or to extract specific information.

Course contents

A review of grammatical structures that are important in academic English. Academic writing and referencing. Selected texts to illustrate language forms in context as well as to enrich vocabulary and generate discussion. Preparation and delivery of oral presentations. Introduction to business writing: letters, job applications, report writing.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

B1 according to CEFR

Additional information

Attendance compulsory. Course grade based on submission of all assignments by deadlines.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 0 hours
  • Practical exercises - 3 hours
  • Small-group work - 0 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 30 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 40 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Attendance is compulsory. To pass the course the student should submit and pass all coursework and assignments as detailed in Itslearning. The assignments/coursework and activity contribute to the final grade (roughly 80% and 20% respectively). Graded assignments: - Job application - Report - Article review, summary or description - Formal (final) presentation - Pitching product/idea - Other smaller assignments as appropriate

Teacher

Ray Jan-Anders

Examiner

Ray Jan-Anders

Home page of the course

https://arcada.itslearning.com/

Group size

No limit (44 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2019-08-12 to 2019-09-08

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-09-02 10:00 - 12:00 B522 Speaking and writing in English Ray Jan-Anders
2019-09-09 10:00 - 12:00 B522 Speaking and writing in English Ray Jan-Anders
2019-09-26 10:00 - 12:00 B522 Speaking and writing in English Ray Jan-Anders
2019-10-03 10:00 - 12:00 B522 Speaking and writing in English Ray Jan-Anders
2019-10-10 10:00 - 12:00 B522 Speaking and writing in English Ray Jan-Anders
2019-10-17 10:00 - 12:00 B522 Speaking and writing in English Ray Jan-Anders
2019-10-24 10:00 - 12:00 B522 Speaking and writing in English Ray Jan-Anders
2019-10-29 09:30 - 12:30 B522 Speaking and writing in English Ray Jan-Anders
2019-11-05 10:00 - 12:00 B522 Speaking and writing in English Ray Jan-Anders
2019-11-12 10:00 - 12:00 B522 Speaking and writing in English Ray Jan-Anders
2019-11-26 10:00 - 12:00 B522 Speaking and writing in English Ray Jan-Anders
2019-12-03 10:00 - 12:00 B522 Speaking and writing in English Ray Jan-Anders
2019-12-09 11:30 - 13:00 B517 Speaking and writing in English Ray Jan-Anders
2019-12-09 13:00 - 14:30 B517 Speaking and writing in English Ray Jan-Anders
2019-12-10 08:30 - 10:00 B517 Speaking and writing in English Ray Jan-Anders
2019-12-10 10:00 - 11:30 B517 Speaking and writing in English Ray Jan-Anders
2019-12-10 11:30 - 13:00 B517 Speaking and writing in English Ray Jan-Anders
2019-12-10 13:00 - 14:30 B517 Speaking and writing in English Ray Jan-Anders

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