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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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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 2015 – 2017


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 their written academic skills in English BEFORE taking the course Introduction to Academic 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 read 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

The average student workload for a 2 credit course is 54 hours (2 x 27). The distribution of hours between classwork, tutorials, 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

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Pass/fail. Continuous assessment, successful completion of assignments.

Study materials

Material distributed during the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Language Centre
Language Centre
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
For Open University students only
Language Centre