XENX1001 Advanced Summer Course in English (4 cr)
This is an intensive preparatory course organized in August. The aim of the course is to prepare students for studying their major through English at the University of Jyväskylä. We will activate, practice and improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English at upper intermediate – advanced level. We will also discuss intercultural differences in academic conventions. Typical tasks include reading, discussions and evaluating information as well as writing a critical text and presenting and leading a discussion on a field-specific topic following academic conventions.
Contact teaching (40 hours) and independent study. Compulsory attendance.
By the end of the course, the students are expected to be able to:
- communicate and interact competently in both informal and formal situations
- demonstrate academic argumentation skills in both written and oral form
- present according to international academic conventions, using field-specific terms and concepts
- locate and utilize appropriately academic sources of information, in English
TARGET GROUP: Incoming exchange students
PROFICIENCY LEVEL: B2-C1 (upper intermediate - advanced)