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

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2024-2025, 2025-2026, 2026-2027, 2027-2028


Course description

This online course provides opportunities to develop skills needed for reading academic literature. Through independent work, the course introduces topics such as different reading strategies, structure and language of academic texts, and locating and analysing academic texts.

Main content

  • Finding and evaluating sources
  • Critical reading
  • Reading strategies
  • Understanding the structure and language of academic texts

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student is expected to

  • understand the structure of academic texts and use that knowledge for understanding academic English texts more easily
  • have developed strategies for reading quickly and effectively in English
  • be able to locate academic texts and critically analyse them.

Additional information

Proficiency level: B2-C1

The course material and assignments are in the course workspace in Moodle. It is recommended that the modules are completed within one semester (autumn semester = September-December; spring semester = January-May). There are several deadlines per semester, before which you can submit your assignments – all at once – for assessment. The teacher will start reading finished modules after the deadline, and after that it will take one or two weeks for you to get the feedback and for the course credits to show in Sisu.

All registered students should automatically gain access to the workspace. If this is not the case, please contact the teacher.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Successful completion of the course assignments. Grading scale is pass / fail.
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Online learning (2 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail