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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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KKEN59 English Written Skills / Social Sciences 3 ECTS
Organised by
Preceding studies
Level A English in upper secondary school, or equivalent skills (B1-B2 level of language competence). To achieve the required starting level, students may for example take an English prep course.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, students will
- understand general factual and scientific texts
- understand texts of their own field
- to some extent be able to produce factual texts
These skills will help students in their studies and later in following their own field and improving professional international communication.


During this course, students will
- read and analyse texts from different fields and become familiar with vocabularies that are universally scientific and essential to the subjects in question, and also with the meanings of prefixes and suffixes
- examine the structure of academic text and the functions of its parts, the clue words indicating the semantic relations of a text, and linguistic structures that are essential to understanding texts
- use the words in texts and vocabularies in active English writing

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

For students of Social Sciences

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 39 h 0 h
Independent work 41 h 0 h

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Evaluation by written final exam and regular and active participation in exercises.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn
1. year spring

First year of studies

Study materials

Material distributed during the course liable to a fee.

Further information

During the academic year, an optional test of written skills will be organised twice for students who already possess the language skills this course aims at. Those who pass the test will be exempted from the written skills course.

Belongs to following study modules

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