XENX1000 Gaining confidence in English (1 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


  • Developing the courage to speak with interactive activities
  • Discussing reasons for the lack of confidence in presenting or speaking in a foreign language
  • Gaining experience in speaking English; getting feedback
  • Getting to know tools with which to develop one's English skills 

Completion methods

Contact teaching and independent study. Compulsory attendance in class tutorials.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students are expected to:

  • Have more courage to speak English,
  • Identify feelings, thoughts and attitudes that are involved when speaking English, and have a realistic idea of their own skills level,
  • Have the courage to participate in other English courses,
  • Know how to develop their English further.

Additional information

TARGET GROUP: Primarily intended for JYU degree students as a preparatory course before the degree specific compulsory course

PROFICIENCY LEVEL: A2 - B2 (lower intermediate - upper intermediate)

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Compulsory and active participation. Successful completion of core assignments.
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (1 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail