All materials are provided by the teacher through Moodle.
This course will be taught online, through a combination of online Zoom lessons and independent work. Students must be able to attend lessons and assessments during the day (vk18-vk21, vk23). Spoken, practical exercises as well as spoken assessments cannot be substituted if lessons are missed. Timetable of lessons: - vk18: Tuesday 4.5, 10:15-12:00 - vk19: Tuesday 11.5, 10:15-12:00 - vk20: Tuesday 18.5, 10:00-12:00; Wednesday 19.5, 10:00-11:30 (assessment, attend one 30minute session) - vk21: Tuesday 25.5, 10:00-12:00 - vk22: No lesson - vk23: Tuesday 8.6, 10:00-12:00; Wednesday 9.6, 10:00-11:30 (assessment, attend one 30minute session)
There are two course assessments, both graded on a 0-5 scale. Both assessments are completed in groups, and will involve guidance/participation by the teacher. The two assessments are a simulated meeting (containing negotiation element), and a group panel discussion.
03.05.2021 - 11.06.2021
15.03.2021 - 15.04.2021
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Kielikeskus (LAB) (not translated)
This course is taught at B2 level (CEFR). Students must come to the course prepared to engage in spoken group tasks and group assessments, using English as the language of communication.
The pace of the course will be quite quick, with a lot of information covered in a short amount of time. It is expected that students will be able to keep up with all lessons, homework tasks and assessment tasks.
Language studies LAB, Language studies LUT, Summer studies
For the Zoom lessons, alternative tasks will not be provided as all lessons will involve practical tasks with other students. However, the materials that are used for lessons will be provided on Moodle and lessons will be recorded where appropriate. Assessment tasks will also involve interacting with other students, therefore all students must be able to attend assessments held during the day. No individual substitutes for assessments is available.
Lessons for the course will be once a week, up to 2 hours at a time. Students must be able to attend lessons and assessments held during the day. Students will be required to actively interact with other students in both lessons and assessments for spoken tasks.
All materials delivered through Moodle. Lessons/Assessments held through Zoom vk18-21, vk23.
Equivalent to 3 credits.
This course is designed to cover the basics of meetings, negotiations and discussions. Course contents: 1. Key meeting procedures and documents 2. Relevant vocabulary and phrases for participating in meetings, negotiations and discussions 3. Negotiation basics (using compromises and cooperative strategies) 4. Panel discussions on current world topics/issues
The student’s speaking skills are adequate to deliver the message in an understandable manner. Interaction is occasional. Speech is difficult to follow. Speech lacks structuring, logic and cohesion almost totally. Language (speech, pronunciation and intonation) is quite hesitant, pauses are rather long and pronunciation mistakes sometimes disturb the message. Delivery is too quiet/monotonous. The student uses only a few basic sentence structures and makes plentiful 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.
The student can speak well and interacts with the speaking partner/audience. The student knows how to use ways of nonverbal communication. Speech is easy to follow but lacks cohesion in places. Language (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.
The student can speak extremely well and appropriately for the situation. Interaction is very skillful, nonverbal communication supports the speech effectively. Speech is target-oriented, very consistent, to the point and logical. Transitions are very smooth. Language (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.