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Arkistoitu opetussuunnitelma 2011–2012
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KKEN79 Combined Academic Reading and Communication Skills / Education 2 op


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you

• can set your own learning goals and evaluating yourself
• have improved key intercultural communication skills (i.e. tolerating ambiguity, empathic listening,…)
• have developed appropriate strategies for extensive and intensive academic reading (scanning, skimming and locating the main points, dictionary use,)
• can locate, retrieve and synthesize information in your field from a variety of resources (e.g. libraries catalogues, databases, Internet)
• can identify the purposes of different academic texts, analysing and evaluating how academic writers structure and organise ideas to shape meaning
• can read critically: compare and summarise information from different texts and use it to form your own ideas, arguments and opinions
• can select and apply strategies in different reading, speaking and listening situations, with in an ability to recognise what is appropriate for situations in academic and other contexts
• have sufficient vocabulary to discuss and explain matters connected to your academic field
• use different language learning strategies and tools critically for developing your vocabulary (academic and subject-specific terminology and concepts)
• work productively in groups, negotiating and building on the contributions of others to complete tasks
• are aware of your own and other communication styles
• are able to engage in self and peer assessments


This course is designed to develop academic reading and small group communication skills for academic and professional contexts relating to your own field and future profession.

Teaching methods

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

Teaching language


Modes of study


Numeric 1-5.

Recommended year of study

Recommended year of study: First year.

Study materials

Materials distributed during the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Kasvatustieteiden yksikkö
Language, Communication and Orientation studies (Aikuiskasvatus ja kasvatustiede)
Kasvatustieteiden yksikkö
Communication Studies and Orientation (Kasvatustiede, aineenopettajan koulutus)
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