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English for Work (4 cr)

Code: KE00BT61-3065

General information


01.07.2022 - 04.09.2022


05.09.2022 - 18.12.2022

Number of ECTS credits allocated

4 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Faculty of Technology (LAB)


Lahti Campus

Teaching languages

  • English

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering
  • Language studies LAB


  • Vesa Koskela

Scheduling groups

  • Verkkoluento (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Harjoitukset (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)



Small groups

  • Zoom lecture
  • Harjoitukset

Learning outcomes

Proficiency level: B2

The student is able to
- communicate clearly and effectively in different generic and field-specific workplace situations both orally and in writing
- find, evaluate and use information effectively
- function collaboratively in international working environments.

Implementation and methods of teaching

2h Zoom lessons and online meetings for CV workshop, job interview, and a live panel discussion. Final written assignment instead of course exam.

Spoken and written assignments. Course assignments will be graded 5-0 (CV+application, job interview, panel discussion, written task). Other assignments are evaluated on pass/ fail scale.

Timing and attendance

Attendance 80% of the contact lessons, regular and active participation during lessons. All compulsory assignments must be completed by deadline for full marks. Lectures are held between 16-18 and will be recorded.

Learning material and recommended literature

All course materials are provided via Moodle.

Exam retakes

There are no retakes.

Learning environment

Moodle, Zoom lectures.

Student time use and work load

4 ECTS course, which means about 108 hour of student's work.
Student's workload consists of studying course materials, completing written and oral assignments (3-4 major assignments for teacher's evaluation + homework) and participating in contact lessons.


The course contains professional texts and example documents for reading and self-study. The purpose is to produce a professional and correct application for a job in your field and study relevant key vocabulary.
Exercises and tasks are provided to deepen understanding of important field-specific vocabulary and concepts. In-class task and discussions are part of the lectures.
Interviews and panel discussions are held to exercise spoken communication in addition to in-class discussions.

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.

The course is taught at a B2 level according to the Common European Framework.

Assessment criteria

Continuous evaluation on the scale 5 - 0.

Assessment scale


Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student can speak satisfactorily. Interaction is occasional. Speech lacks structuring, logic and cohesion almost totally. Linguistic performance (speech, pronunciation and intonation) is quite hesitant, pauses are rather long and pronunciation mistakes sometimes disturb the message. The student uses only a few basic structures and makes mistakes.

Written communication consists mostly of simple expressions and there are plentiful mistakes. The language is clumsy, but the message is delivered. Much of the text lacks logic and cohesive elements. The text is not in keeping with the genre- and/or style-specific conventions. The topic is handled briefly and one-sidedly. There are considerable flaws in meeting the task requirements.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student can speak well and interacts with the speaking partner/audience. Speech is easy to follow but lacks cohesion in places. Linguistic performance (speech, pronunciation and intonation) is fluent and clear but short pauses, hesitations and pronunciation mistakes may occur.

Written communication is quite fluent, clear and mostly correct. The structures and professional vocabulary are adequate to deliver the message. The text has a reasonably logical structure. The text is cohesive but minor flaws occur. Minor mistakes occur concerning the genre and/or style. The topic is handled in the usual way, meeting the task requirements.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student can speak extremely well. Interaction is very skillful. Speech is target-oriented, very consistent, to the point and logical. Transitions are very smooth. Linguistic performance (speech, pronunciation and intonation) is fluent, clear and accurate, and speech tempo is normal.

Written communication is very fluent and versatile. The student uses varied structures and extensive professional vocabulary, but makes occasional mistakes in the most advanced structures. The text has a very clear and logical structure. The text is cohesive and transitions are smooth. The student can deliver the message effortlessly in the appropriate, genre-specific style. The handling of the topic is diverse and skillful, meeting all the task requirements.