XENX022 E-Learning Module: Academic Reading /Supplementary Module (2 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



This course is for independent study and uses the Moodle learning platform. Its aim is to develop strategies for reading academic texts effectively and efficiently. There are no classroom meetings for this course. The module should take roughly 30 hours to complete.

Completion methods

A partly tutored e-learning course. All the course material is in the course workspace in Moodle https://moodle.jyu.fi/course/view.php?id=1402. All registered students should automatically gain access to the workspace. If this is not the case, please contact the course facilitator.

You can also find the course workspace like this: go to https://moodle.jyu.fi/. Click on "Kirjaudu Jyväskylän yliopiston käyttäjätunnuksella". Then type your university username and password (=the same that you use for computer login, for Sisu and Webmail etc.). Click "continue". Search for 'E-learning Module:Academic reading' and enter the enrolment key. Now you are in the course workspace and you can start to work on the module independently! You will find further instructions in the module.

Assessment details

ASSESSMENT: The required learning tasks and deadlines (which are called 'check-in dates') are listed in Moodle. You can decide yourself before which check-in date to submit your assignments for assessment. It is recommended that the modules are completed within one term (autumn term = September-December, spring term = January-May). After the check-in date, it will take one or two weeks for you to get the feedback and for the course credit to show in Sisu. Grading scale is pass / fail.

Learning outcomes

LEARNING OUTCOMES: At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to:
• understand the structure of academic texts
• have strategies for reading quickly and effectively in English
• understand academic English texts more easily.

Additional information

This is an elective, independent-study module using the Moodle learning platform. This module does not compensate for the compulsory academic reading course.

Description of prerequisites

PROFICIENCY LEVEL: B2 - C1 (upper intermediate).

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (2 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail