teacher’s own and web-based material
teacher-directed classroom activities, independent work, pair work, group work, project work, online activities (quizzes, meetings)
The student needs to complete all the tasks/ assignments in order to pass the course.
31.08.2021 - 17.12.2021
01.08.2021 - 30.08.2021
20 - 40
Tekniikka ja liiketoiminta
Course Requirement: The students need to have completed the English for IT course.
We will be using Itslearning for this course.
The course takes place fully online on Zoom in Itslearning
Degree Programme in Information and Communications Technology
A: The student can complete the English Professional Skills (5ECTS) and complete Accreditation of Prior Learning based on Competence (not a transfer of credits):
Within two weeks since the course start, the student submits a written report showcasing competence in academic writing and demonstrating the skills this course aims to achieve. If the submission fulfills the assessment criteria (see evaluation criteria below), the student can attain the credits. If the submission does not meet the criteria, the student joins the course.
B: The student can complete the English Professional Skills (5ECTS) and complete Transfer of Credits within the first two weeks of the course if the student has completed a course with the same credits and similar content at a same level (higher education) educational institution within the last 5 years. The student will also need to provide an official transcript and course content description.
No exam. There is continuous assessment.
The contents and the assessed outputs of the course are designed to provide the students with English language written communication skills they need in writing their thesis and their resume as well as spoken communications skills they will need to present their thesis. . In addition, the students have to complete tasks individually, in pairs and as a group which enhances their communication and interpersonal skills. The assessment is continuous and teacher and peer assessment is provided after the completion of each task.
classroom activities: 28 h
individual work: 52 h
pairwork work: 25 h
group work: 20h
September - November 2021
Theme 1: Writing Process & Academic Writing (w36 - 37)
Theme 2: Sentence structure (w 38 - 40)
Theme 3:Paragraph structure (w42 - 43)
Theme 4: Essay Structure (w44)
Theme 5: Abstract & Thesis structure (w45)
Theme 6: Citing & Referencing, Evaluating sources (w 46)
Theme 7: Presenting your work (w 47 - 48)
The student has insufficient attendance (has been absent in more than 4 classes or less than average activity in Itslearning ). The student has not completed all the tasks. The student has completed tasks but they are not of acceptable standard.
The student can describe and identify features of academic writing, elements of paragraph and essay structure, unity and coherence, is aware of ways to avoid plagiarism.
The student can produce text that contains some features of academic writing, has some elements of paragraph and essay structure. The student can produce text that displays a degree of unity and coherence. The student can reference sources and compile a reference list although there are inconsistencies in the format and style.
The student can produce text that contains most features of academic writing, has well-developed elements of paragraph and essay structure. The student can produce text that displays unity and coherence consistently throughout the essay. The student can reference sources and compile a reference list in a consistent format and style.