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KKENYHT Introduction to Academic English 4 op
Organised by
Preceding studies
English language skills at a B2 level.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Curricula 2012 – 2015


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2
Strategic themes: Internationalisation, Responsible conduct of research

General description

The course aims to provide the student with core communication skills in English for academic purposes. These include understanding the conventions of English academic communication and applying critical thinking to reading, writing and speaking about research in English. The students will also become familiar with English as a lingua franca and the influence of context and culture on communication.

The course corresponds to the Introduction to the Academic English course (4 ECTS) in all Bachelor's degrees of the University of Tampere.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, students are expected to be able to
- identify and apply the basic elements of academic reading, writing and speaking
- critically evaluate sources, and use them in their own writing / speaking
- express their own argumentation clearly and logically
- communicate clearly and logically about their own field
- work cooperatively contributing to the completion of tasks
- continue developing their English language and communication skills independently


To achieve the learning outcomes, students will
- be introduced to the basic aspects of academic reading and writing, such as the structure and language of a research article, using stylesheets, summarizing, and following good academic practice
- participate in various speaking exercises in appropriate academic/professional style
- prepare and deliver a presentation
- evaluate their own learning
- give and receive constructive feedback

Teaching methods

The average student workload for a 4 credit course is 108 hours (4 x 27). The distribution of hours between classwork, online work and other independent work will vary.

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
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Competence-based examination 
In English

Written exam, oral exam and exercise(s) OR competence-based examination. Competenced-based examination is available for degree students only.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Continuous assessment and/or exam(s), completion of tasks (specific criteria given with task), attendance and active participation, self-assessment, 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
Foreign Language (Suomen kieli/LANCE)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.