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Learning outcomes of the course
- are able to assess their language skills and have motivation to further their skills and ways of learning based on the principles of life-long learning
- can perform in English in their central work duties and in the communication and interaction situations of working life
- can manage international and multicultural work tasks and interactive situations in English
- act responsibly and abide by established agreements
- central field-specific concepts
- applying for a job
- oral communication in working life
- understanding and producing formal written English
- a field-specific, advanced part (1-2 credits) carried out as part of the course (e.g. a project, independent familiarization with working life, compiling a portfolio on working-life-related language material)
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Level B2 in the European Frame of Reference.
Assessment criteria - grade 1 and 2
5 The students are able to communicate with great fluency and active participation in a wide variety of situations. They also portray considerable versatility and an appropriate sense of style in their ability to apply the learning content of the course to demanding working life situations. They have no difficulties in understanding different kinds of language users although fine nuances and speech deviating significantly from standard language can sometimes be challenging. The students can understand and produce demanding content in both speech and writing. Their language use is practically flawless. The students act responsibly and abide by established agreements.
4 The students are able to communicate fluently in different situations and produce clear and fluent language with adequate style. They have no difficulty in understanding and producing speech and writing needed in working life although expressions deviating from the standard use of the language cause problems to some extent. The students have a good command of the language and its use, but occasional problems may arise. The students act responsibly and abide by established agreements.
3 The students can manage well both oral and written situations in working life and every-day life. The students can write a text with coherent content. They understand speech with a normal tempo, but unusual topics and language deviating from standard use cause difficulties. They can understand demanding written content related to their own field, although some details may remain unclear. They can use the grammatical structures of the language in a versatile way, and their mistakes do not hinder communication. The students’ command of the vocabulary of the language is sufficient for communicating the central content even in demanding tasks and situations. Their pronunciation is adequate. The students act responsibly and abide by established agreements.
2 The students are able to communicate understandably both orally an in writing in routine and familiar work duties and situations although their language use is at times slow and incoherent. They understand clear speech and writing with familiar content. They have an adequate command of the basic structures of the language. Their vocabulary is sufficient for every-day situations and reasonably adequate for basic field-specific situations. The level of their pronunciation is sufficient for the delivery of content. The students act responsibly and abide by established agreements.
1 The students are able to communicate understandably both in speech and writing in simple and routine work tasks and other situations. They can understand the central content of speech and writing dealing with familiar topics. They have a sufficient command of the basic structures of the language for the delivery of their message. The level of their pronunciation is sufficient for the delivery of the main content of their message. The students act responsibly and abide by established agreements.
Fail The students’ performance is not in accordance with requirements of the learning tasks and /or does not reach level 1.