Learning material and recommended literature: Compiled by the lecturer and provided on the Moodle platform
Learning outcomes of the course: Students can communicate clearly and effectively in different generic and field-specific workplace situations both orally and in writing; find, evaluate and use information effectively and function collaboratively in international working environments. Implementation and methods of teaching: lectures, group and pair work, individual assignments
Assessment criteria (5, 3, 1, failed) Assessment scale: 5 – 0
09.09.2021 - 17.12.2021
01.07.2021 - 29.08.2021
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Faculty of Health Care and Social Services (LAB)
Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.:
The course is taught at a B2 level according to the Common European Framework.
Students can take an online proficiency test (tasokoe) at the start of their studies. Those who fail the test are strongly advised to complete a preparatory course in English (English Prep Course 3 credits) before or alongside taking the course English for Work.
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Social Services
Alternative completion methods: Recognition of prior learning (RPL) if applicable. Discussed case specifically with the lecturer
A written test is held at the end of the course.
Timing and attendance: specified by the lecturer in the beginning of the course
Learning environment: Online (Zoom and Moodle), blended learning
Students´ use of time and workload: 4 ECTS course, which means about 100 - 110 hours of student's work. Student's workload consists of regularly and actively participating in lessons, studying the course material, watching video materials, completing written and oral assignments, which include pass/ fail assignments as well as assignments for teacher's evaluation.
Contents: Students will: - learn the main terminology and concepts of their own field - manage in written and oral communication situations required in professional studies and in the work life - recognize and apply different sources and tools to help improve their English skills - learn to participate in workshops and group discussions as well as give presentations
The student has failed to meet the set course requirements
Grade 1 The student has met the assignment requirements minimally. Work displays vaguely consistent and appropriate register. Content is vaguely effective and diverse. The text is not in keeping with style-specific conventions. The student constructs minimally understandable sentences. Grammatical irregularities occur often. Vocabulary is minimally appropriate to context. The student speaks in a style vaguely appropriate to the assignment. Student interacts minimally with participants. Performance meets few of the set expectations of given assignment. The student speaks in a vaguely consistent manner. Delivery is minimally structured. Linguistic performance is minimally accurate and appropriate to the context. Pauses are rather long and at times pronunciation hinders comprehension.
Grade 3 The student has met the assignment requirements adequately. Work displays somewhat consistent and appropriate register. Content is somewhat effective and diverse. The text has a reasonably logical structure. The text is rather cohesive. Minor mistakes occur in style. The student mostly constructs sentences well. Grammatical irregularities occur. Vocabulary is adequately professional and mostly appropriate to context. In most cases the student speaks in a style appropriate to the assignment. Student interacts with participants. Performance meets most set expectations of given assignment. The student speaks in a consistent manner. Delivery is structured. Linguistic performance is somewhat accurate and appropriate to the context, although short pauses and hesitations may occur.
Grade 5 The student has met the assignment requirements fully. Work displays consistent and appropriate register. Content is effective, diverse, and skillfully delivered. The text has a clear and logical structure. The text is cohesive, fluent, and versatile. The student uses varied structures although occasional grammatical irregularities may occur. Vocabulary is varied and professional and typically appropriate to context. The student speaks in a style appropriate to the assignment. Student interacts fluently and competently. Performance meets all set expectations of given assignment. The student speaks in a clear, concise, and consistent manner. Delivery is well-structured, intentional. Linguistic performance is accurate, appropriate to the context, and speech tempo is natural.