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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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KKENPRE1 Preparatory Course in Reading and Writing for Academic Purposes 2 ECTS
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Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Language Centre
Curricula 2012 – 2015


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B1
Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

This course is meant for students who need more practice and support in order to develop their written academic skills in English.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, students are expected to be able to:
- use different reading strategies when reading academic texts
- understand the basic structure of academic texts
- analyse and understand more complex sentence structures
- use different comprehension strategies to deal with difficult vocabulary
- reflect on their own learning strategies and experiment with new ones


Students will discuss and analyse different academic texts in an attempt to become familiar with academic conventions and structures. Students will also be asked to produce short texts and reflect on their own learning processes.

Teaching methods

Small group activities maximum 26 h, independent work 28 h.

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

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Pass/fail. Continuous assessment, active participation in classroom work and successful completion of assignments.

Study materials

Material distributed during the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Language Centre
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.