XENH002 Academic Reading and Communication Skills (3 cr)
This course focuses on information management and evaluation, critical reading, and academic communication skills in English. During the course students will, among other tasks, work in teams, read and discuss discipline-specific research and deliver a presentation. The coursework advances academic literacies, terminology, interactive communication, and peer- and self-assessment strategies for further development in the field and future profession, as well as confidence in using English.
Classroom teaching, small group activities, independent work
On completion of the course, students are expected to:
- have developed academic literacies and strategies required for information management and evaluation (e.g. locating, critically assessing and using information; extensive and intensive reading)
- identify types of academic reporting and argumentation, as well as discipline specific conventions, concepts and terminology.
- recognize and adjust to interdisciplinary or intercultural differences in communication.
- communicate and interact competently in various formal and informal situations in both general, field-specific academic contexts and professional situations, using a variety of strategies.
- work purposefully in teams, negotiating to complete tasks and presenting information clearly and academically to others.
- prepare and deliver a well-structured and clear academic, professional presentation that follows internationally accepted norms and discipline specific conventions and terminology.
- discuss, summarise, synthesise, and formulate research information in their own words orally and in written form.
- direct, monitor, and assess their own and peer learning for the development of further skills and confidence.
Compulsory for some degrees – check your requirements from your HOPS
TARGET GROUPS: Primarily second year JYU degree students
PROFICIENCY LEVEL: B2 -> C1 (upper intermediate - advanced)