XENX1001 Advanced Summer Course in English (4 cr)

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



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.

Completion methods

Contact teaching (40 hours) and independent study. Compulsory attendance.

Learning outcomes

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

Additional information

TARGET GROUP: Incoming exchange students

PROFICIENCY LEVEL: B2-C1 (upper intermediate - advanced)

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
No final exam. Course evaluation is based on active participation in classroom activities and successful completion of course assignments.
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Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (4 cr)

Participation in teaching
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