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KKENVA10 Seminar Skills 2 op
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Preceding studies
It is recommended that students take Introduction to Academic English (4 credits) or a course which is equivalent in content, extent and level, before registering for this course.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Curricula 2012 – 2015
KKENVA10 Seminar Skills 2 ECTS


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2-C1
Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

The purpose of the course is to raise the level of students’ skills in academic English so that they can participate actively in an international academic seminar.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course students are expected to:

-be aware of the typical conventions of academic seminars and texts;
-be able to understand the differences between statements based on facts, opinions and feelings;
-be able to participate actively in seminar in all the possible roles (defender, opponent, chair or group member);
-be able to construct a justified argumentation chain by expressing thoughts logically and presenting relevant evidence;
-be able to hold a seminar presentation;
-be able to write a presentation abstract;


Students will prepare and hold a seminar in their own field.

Teaching methods

Contact teaching and group work max. 26 hours, independent work 28 hours.

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

Active participation in class activities;
Giving a presentation and writing an abstract.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Continuous assessment.

Study materials

Materials will be distributed during the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.