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Prerequisites: Please note that students, who take this course should be at least at level B2 in English language according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Basic information

  • Application period: 09.06.2021 - 16.08.2021
  • Date: 01.09.2021-12.12.2021
  • Scope: 5 ECTS ECTS
  • Location: Online
  • Price: 75 €

Timetable

  • The course is carried out in autumn 2021 (between September and December).
  • The course is conducted as an online implementation through Canvas learning platform (no set lectures).
  • The participants will be informed on practical arrangements in the beginning of the course (via Canvas learning platform).

Content

The student is able to

  • develop writing skills in general and academic contexts, including essays, summaries and reports
  • write more accurately and with an awareness of the correct style and layout
  • avoid plagiarism by paraphrasing and using sources in the appropriate manner
  • diagnose and remedy personal weaknesses in writing ability

Teaching methods

  • The study method is independent study (written assignments & process writing) and teacher's individual feedback.
  • The work space will be accessible by the beginning of the course (at the latest one week before the course starts).
  • The language of instruction is English.

Student workload

  • Total workload is approximately 135 hours.

Further information

Prerequisites: students should be at least at level B2 in English language according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Learning material

  • Study material in Canvas
  • Related material:
    • Bailey, S. 2011. Academic writing: a handbook for international students. 3rd edition. London: Routledge.
    • Björk, L. & Räisänen, C. 1997. Academic writing. 2nd edition. Lund: Studentliteratur.
    • McLean, S. 2010. Business English for Success. Arlington, Virginia: Saylor Academy.

Evaluation

  • The evaluation is carried out on a scale from 0 (fail) to 5 and is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (the course is targeted at level C1).
  • The evaluation principles of the course are published in Canvas work space.

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