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KKENVAL4 Dialogue: Constructive Talk at Work 2 op
Organised by
Preceding studies
Introduction to Academic English course (4 ECTS) or a B1-B2 level course in some other foreign language or equivalent.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Curricula 2012 – 2015
KKENVAL4 Talk at Work: Dialogue 2 ECTS


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: C1
Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

The course aims to provide students with such communication skills that help further dialogue in the work place when using English as a lingua franca. See:
Schein, E.H. "On Dialogue, Culture, and Organizational Learning". Organizational Dynamics 22.2 (1993): 40-51. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=cookie,ip,uid&db=bsh&AN=9402182646&site=ehost-live&scope=site.
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Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the students are expected to be able to
- use strategies to enhance dialogue and constructive communication at work
- understand and know how to overcome barriers to effective communication
- have knowledge and tools to reflect on and develop their own communication skills


To achieve the learning outcomes, students will
- acquaint themselves with the concept of dialogue
- analyse the role of language in the context of workplace communication
- practice strategies of sharing meaning through dialogue in a group
- develop strategies for dealing with conflict
- engage in a common workplace task (e.g. negotiating a strategy for an organization)

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 26 h 0 h
Independent work 28 h 0 h

The average student workload for a 2 credit course is 54 hours (2 x 27). This is a contact course with 26 h of classwork and 28 h of independent guided preparation.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English

Exercise(s) and participation in classroom work.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Continuous assessment, completion of tasks (specific criteria given with tasks), attendance and active participation, other criteria will be given by the teacher.

Study materials

Will be distributed by the teacher and/or through Moodle.

Belongs to following study modules

Kieli-, käännös- ja kirjallisuustieteiden yksikkö
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