English

Level Courses

Lecture number
042033h
Semester
Autumn semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/15/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Fri. 8 - 10 am weekly 16.09.2022 - 13.01.2023 Gebäude Madrid - MAD 225

Description

Target group:

The B2.1 English language level course is for students who want to expand on their previous English language knowledge at an advanced level. The course is suitable for students who have completed the B1.2 course (intermediate) or have approximately 360 classroom hours of English language lessons.

Content:

The focus of this is on advanced English language skills. Attention is paid to the four primary language skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The course is rooted in an English for academic purposes pedagogy but is applicable to everyday life.

Regular and active participation is required for successful completion of the course. This includes the completion of homework in order to continue practicing and consolidating what has been learned in the classroom. 

Assessment:

Regular and active participation in the class.

Completion of homework assignments.

Exam on the last day of class.

The course consists of 30 classroom hours. Attendance is compulsory. If you wish to receive a certificate, you may not be absent for more than 6 class hours (20%). The final grade is composed of 30% class participation and 70% final exam.

Literature

Please have the following textbook available at the start of the course: 
New Language Leader Intermediate Course Book & MyEnglish Lab Pearson Education.
ISBN: 978 1 4479 6148 2, the online component is valid for two years.

Registration

Unfortunately this course is already booked out. Registration is not possible anymore.
Lecture number
042032h
Semester
Autumn semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/15/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Thu. 6 - 8 pm once 15.09.2022 - 15.09.2022 Trondheim 1 - TRO 102
Thu. 6 - 8 pm weekly 22.09.2022 - 12.01.2023 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 161
Thu. 6-8 pm once 27.10.2022 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 309

Description

Target group:
The English B2.2 semester course is designed for those interested in expanding their existing English skills. The course is suitable for participants who have completed a B2.1 course or approximately 500 hours of English instruction.

Content:
The focus of this course is on upper intermediate English skills. Attention is given to the four primary language skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The course focuses on English in an academic context, but also incorporates general language components. If you complete the lessons and engage with the language outside of class, you can reach B2 level after one semester.

Assessment:

Regular and active participation in the class.

Completion of homework assignments.

Exam on the last day of class.

The course consists of 30 classroom hours. Attendance is compulsory. If you wish to receive a certificate, you may not be absent for more than 6 class hours (20%). The final grade is composed of 30% class participation and 70% final exam.

Registration

Unfortunately this course is already booked out. Registration is not possible anymore.
Lecture number
042035h
Semester
Autumn semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/09/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Thu. 4 - 6 pm weekly 15.09.2022 - 12.01.2023 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 067

Description

Target group:

The C1.1 English language level course is for students who want to expand on their previous English language knowledge at an advanced level. The course is suitable for students who have completed the B2.2 course (upper intermediate) or have approximately 500 classroom hours of English language lessons.

Content:

The focus of this is on advanced English language skills. Attention is paid to the four primary language skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The course is rooted in an English for academic purposes pedagogy but is applicable to everyday life.

Regular and active participation is required for successful completion of the course. This includes the completion of homework in order to continue practicing and consolidating what has been learned in the classroom. 

Assessment:

Regular and active participation in the class. Completion of homework assignments. Exam on the last day of class.

The course consists of 30 classroom hours. Attendance is compulsory. If you wish to receive a certificate, you may not be absent for more than 6 class hours (20%). The final grade is composed of 30% class participation and 70% final exam.

Literature

Please have the following textbook available at the start of the course:  
New Language Leader Advanced with MyEnglish Lab Pearson Education.
ISBN: 978 1 4479 6142 0, the online component is valid for two years.

Registration

Unfortunately this course is already booked out. Registration is not possible anymore.
Lecture number
042034h
Semester
Autumn semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/15/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Fri. 10 am - 12 pm weekly 16.09.2022 - 13.01.2023 Gebäude Madrid - MAD 225

Description

Target group:

The C1.2 English language level course is for students who want to expand on their previous English language knowledge at an advanced level. The course is suitable for students who have completed the C1.1 course (upper intermediate) or have approximately 600-650 classroom hours of English language lessons.

Content:

The focus of this is on advanced English language skills. Attention is paid to the four primary language skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The course is rooted in an English for academic purposes pedagogy but is applicable to everyday life.

Regular and active participation is required for successful completion of the course. This includes the completion of homework in order to continue practicing and consolidating what has been learned in the classroom. 

Assessment:

Regular and active participation in the class. Completion of homework assignments. Exam on the last day of class.

The course consists of 30 classroom hours. Attendance is compulsory. If you wish to receive a certificate, you may not be absent for more than 6 class hours (20%). The final grade is composed of 30% class participation and 70% final exam.

Literature

Please have the following textbook available at the start of the course:  
New Language Leader Advanced with MyEnglish Lab Pearson Education.
ISBN: 978 1 4479 6142 0, the online component is valid for two years.

Registration

Unfortunately this course is already booked out. Registration is not possible anymore.

Supplementary Courses

Lecture number
042037h
Semester
Autumn semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/15/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Tue. 4 - 5 pm weekly 13.09.2022 - 10.01.2023 Gebäude Vilnius 2 - VIL 214

Description

The B1-B2 conversation and discussion course is for English language learners who want to work on their spoken English skills. Course topics are student and instructor directed. Attention will focus on everyday conversation and on appropriate language use for discussions in academic and workplace settings.

Attendance is compulsory. 

Literature

Literature will be provided by the lecturer.

Registration

Unfortunately this course is already booked out. Registration is not possible anymore.
Lecture number
042038h
Semester
Autumn semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/15/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Tue. 5 - 6 pm weekly 13.09.2022 - 10.01.2023 Gebäude Vilnius 2 - VIL 214

Description

The C1-C2 Conversation and Discussion course is for English language learners who want to work on their spoken English skills. Course topics are students and instructor directed. Attention will focus on appropriate language use for discussions in academic and workplace settings as well as everyday conversation.

Attendance is compuslory.

Literature

Literature will be provided by the lecturer.

Registration

Unfortunately this course is already booked out. Registration is not possible anymore.
Lecture number
042039h
Semester
Autumn semester 2022
Type
Sprachkurs
Registration deadline
09/15/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Tag Zeit Rhythmus Dauer Raum
Do. 18:00 bis 20:00 Wöchentlich 15.09.2022 bis 12.01.2023 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 064

Description

Target group:

The Academic Literacy and English course is for students who have some B2 or higher level of English; approximately 600+ hours of instruction. The course is designed to improve English skills in the context of the university and higher education and aimed at undergraduate students. Emphasis is placed on academic research and writing skills. Participants will develop their academic vocabulary and academic voice in oral and written language.

Course content:

The course is taught using a project based instruction method that can be used in conjunction with your other courses. Together we will read and discuss selective readings, write a short project on a shared topic and a longer project on a topic of your choosing. Your academic English skills will improve as well as your general English abilities.

Assessment:

Regular and active participation in the course. Regular written homework culminating in portfolio of work turned in the final day of class.

Attendance is compulsory.

Literature

Bitte haben Sie zum Kursbeginn folgendes Lehrwerk vorliegen:

English for Academic Study: Extended Writing and Research Skills Garnet Education

ISBN: 978 1 90861 430 8

(An ebook is available via the publisher’s website, if a hard copy is not available)

Registration

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Lecture number
042040h
Semester
Autumn semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/15/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Thu. 4 - 6 pm weekly 15.09.2022 - 12.01.2023 Gebäude Oslo - OSL 231

Description

Target group:
English Short Stories is an English course for students at the B2.1-C2 level who want to strengthen their existing English skills, refresh skills they have, or who are planning on going abroad in the next semester.

Content:
This course is for upper intermediate and advanced English learners who have at least a passing interest in literature. The course uses short stories as an object of analysis, a starting point for discussion and/or a writing activity, and/or vocabulary building. The course focuses on reading comprehension and textual analysis skills, as well as the production of semiformal English in a discussion format.

Assessment:
Regular and active participation in the class. Completion of homework assignments. Two short presentations. Klausur turned in on the last day of the course.

Attendance is compulsory.

Literature

Literature will be provided by the lecturer.

Registration

Unfortunately this course is already booked out. Registration is not possible anymore.
Lecture number
042047h
Semester
Autumn semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/15/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Thu. 10 am - 12 pm weekly 15.09.2022 - 12.01.2023 Gebäude Madrid - MAD 225

Registration

Unfortunately this course is already booked out. Registration is not possible anymore.
Lecture number
042036h
Semester
Autumn semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/15/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Fri. 10 am - 12 pm once 16.09.2022 - 16.09.2022 Trondheim 1 - TRO 102
Fri. 10 am - 12 pm weekly 23.09.2022 - 13.01.2023 Trondheim 2 - TRO 205

Description

Target group:

The B2 Business English course is suitable for students who have completed the B1.2 course (intermediate) or have approximately 500 classroom hours of English language lessons.

Content:

The B2 Business English language level course is for students who want to expand on their previous English language knowledge at an upper intermediate level with a focus on the business context. The four skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening are developed throughout the course.

Students who have completed a general English language B2 course would find some of the course repetitive, but would learn new vocabulary and specialized communication activities for a business environment.

Assessment:

Regular and active participation in the class. Completion of homework assignments. Exam on the last day of the class.

Literature

Please have the following textbook available at the beginning of the course:  

Handford, M, Lisboa, M, Koester, A, & Pitt, A. (2011). Business Advantage B2. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

ISBN: 978-3-12-502815-9

Recommended Text(s) and Practice:
BBC business section online: good for practicing listening and reading.
www.bbc.com/capital

Registration

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Short courses

Lecture number
042080h
Semester
Autumn semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/15/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Mon. 10 am - 12 pm weekly 12.09.2022 - 07.11.2022 Gebäude Madrid - MAD 099

Description

Target Group:
The building academic vocabulary short course is for students with a B2 English level proficiency or higher (B2-C2) who want to expand their vocabulary for academic purposes and/or want to “close the gap” between non-native and native like English proficiency.

Content:
This is a self-study course with instructor support. This means you have access to all the materials, including answer keys, and that an instructor oversees the structure and timing of activities, as well as answers any questions throughout the semester. The first part of the course focuses on vocabulary development and the uses words from the General Service List. The second part of the course provides practice using words from the Academic Word List sublists 1-5.

Assessment:
Regular and active participation in the class. Completion of homework assignments. Post-test on the last day of course and turning in of language portfolio.

Literature

Literature will be provided by the lecturer.

Registration

Unfortunately this course is already booked out. Registration is not possible anymore.
Lecture number
042082h
Semester
Autumn semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/15/22
Maximum number of participants
18

Events

Day Time Frequency Duration Room
Mon. 10 am - 12 pm weekly 14.11.2022 - 09.01.2023 Gebäude Madrid - MAD 099

Description

Target Group:
The English Presentations course is for students at the B1-C2 level who want to improve their oral fluency and delivery, and logical organization and language use for presentations.

Content:
This is an instructor led course focused on developing your presentation skills. Although particular attention is paid to the academic context, the skills are transferable to other contexts. The course is practice based and takes students through the steps of writing, revising, and delivery a presentation.

Assessment:
Regular and active participation in the class. Completion of homework assignments. Delivery of presentations.

Literature

Literature will be provided by the lecturer.

Registration

Unfortunately this course is already booked out. Registration is not possible anymore.

Self-Study Courses

Lecture number
042045h
Semester
Autumn semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/15/22
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

This is a self-study course, therefore there are no prescribed times.

Registration

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Lecture number
042081h
Semester
Autumn semester 2022
Type
Language course
Registration deadline
09/15/22
Maximum number of participants
14

Events

This is a self-study course, therefore there are no prescribed times.

Registration

Unfortunately this course is already booked out. Registration is not possible anymore.

English for Academic Purposes (TextLab)

Current offer

Placement Test

placement test is required for enrollment at level A1.2 and above if you have not yet taken and successfully completed any courses with us.