XENX040 Intensive Summer Course in Academic English

This two-week intensive preparatory course in academic English (40 contact hours, 4 ECTS credits) is arranged on 20-31 August 2018 by the University Language Centre. The aim of the course is to prepare students for studying their major through English at the University of Jyväskylä.
  • Overview: This is a two-week intensive preparatory course 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 lower intermediate – intermediate level. We will also discuss intercultural differences in academic conventions and focus on general academic study skills needed in studying here at the University of Jyväskylä. Typical tasks include reading, listening, and speaking exercises, finding and evaluating information, writing an essay and leading a class discussion.
  • Application period: 15 March - 15 May 2018
  • Application form: Online application
  • Application process: Applicants will receive information on their admission to the course within a week after the application deadline. The participation in the course must be confirmed by 31 May at the latest. A link to a course participation confirmation form will be sent together with the confirmation of acceptance.
  • Timetable: 20-31 August 2018, Monday – Friday, 10-14
  • Target group: incoming exchange students
  • Proficiency level: A2-B1, lower intermediate – intermediate. Before applying for the course, please assess your language skills in the Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support system (OLS) (contact your home university Erasmus+ coordinator for more information and access), if you are an Erasmus+ student, or by using the framework available on the Language Centre website. This course is targeted at students whose English language proficiency level is A2-B1.
  • Modes of study: Contact teaching (40 hours) and independent study. Compulsory attendance.
  • Assessment: No final exam. Course evaluation is based on active participation in classroom activities and successful completion of course assignments.
  • Maximum number of participants: min. 14, max. 20. Students are admitted for the course on a first-come-first-served basis. If at least 40 students apply for the course, we can form two groups with 20 students in each group.
  • NB! It is not possible to take both this course and the Intensive Summer Course in Finnish because the courses overlap.