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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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KKEN57 English Oral Skills and Writing Course - Information Sciences 3 ECTS
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Preceding studies
Level A English at upper secondary school, or equivalent skills (B2 level of language competence). To achieve the required starting level, students may for example take an English prep course.


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2

General description

This course is intended for students of Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics and Information Studies.

Learning outcomes

After completing this study module, students will
- be familiar with and able to apply the usual structures of academic and scientific writing to their own writing
- be able to form series of justified arguments, link ideas logically to each other and offer suitable arguments from outside sources with their own words
- be able to make their thoughts and opinions clearly and effectively known both orally and in writing


The module will go through
- the structures and production of academic text; abstract writing
- shaping academically justified viewpoints and opinions
- textual ways to produce comparisons, contrasts and syntheses
- the conventions of referencing and drawing up bibliographies
- conversation techniques
- the principles and practices of oral presentations and discussions

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

For students of Information Sciences

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 36 h 0 h
Independent work 44 h 0 h

The course will be made up of class sessions, group work, writing tasks and feedback. Each student is expected to read the necessary preparatory material on Moodle before each class.

Teaching language


Modes of study

- weekly reading assignments and/or tasks to be completed in Moodle
- letters to the editor
- participation in a formal debate
- assessing one debate
- class participation

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Evaluation by successful completion of all tasks and by active participation.

Recommended year of study

Second or third year of studies

Study materials

The necessary materials will be available online through Moodle.

Further information

During the semester, an optional test for written skills will be organised for Bachelor level students who already possess the language skills this course aims at. A possible oral skills test will only be available to the Bachelor level students who have passed the written skills test. Those who pass the test will be exempted from this course.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Information Sciences
School of Information Sciences
School of Information Sciences
Language Centre