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English 1

English 1
  • Code: ENG1TF058 
  • Extent: 3 cr (81 h) 
  • Timing: 2nd semester
  • Language: English 
  • Level: core studies 
  • Type: compulsory

Starting level and linkage with other courses

Level test passed or English Level Course completed.

Learning outcomes

The objective is to enhance the students’ skills in oral and written contexts.

Course contents

  • writing exercises; an essay, an article, an abstract 
  • presentations, videotaped group assignment
  • the students can start compiling their Language Portfolios (ELP)

Cooperation with the business community

Time permitting, visiting lecturers are invited to talk about the latest trends in ICT and the students’ own company contacts are benefitted when possible.

Course materials

Provided in class.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The course can be fully or partly completed by presenting a proper portfolio including various samples reflecting the student’s skills and competences.

Teaching and learning methods

Contact lessons 30 h
Independent study 50 h
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Contact hours focus on practicing to produce coherent ICT-related text and on enhancing the students’ spoken skills using different individual, pair and group exercises.

Independent study covers the completion of the given written tasks, which requires students to acquire information using various sources, reading articles, enhancing their vocabulary and deepening their competence regarding grammar. Furthermore, the students properly prepare themselves for the oral assignments. 

Teacher responsible

Riitta Blomster, Pasila Campus

Eija Hansén, Pasila Campus

Assessment criteria

Required attendance 80%.
Written part:

  • essay  
  • article  
  • abstract

Spoken part:

  • class participation  
  • presentation  
  • video assignment

The assessment of one’s own learning does not influence the grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed online in WinhaOpaali.