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English: Preparatory Course in Reading and Writing for Academic Purposes - KKENPRE1RE1

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Responsible university and faculty/unit

Tampere University - Language Centre


Online course, June 1st to June 17th, 2020, on the following days:

  • 1.6. Mon
  • 3.–4.6. Wed & Thu
  • 8.6. Mon
  • 10.6. Wed
  • 15.6. Mon
  • 17.6. Wed

Lessons are held at 16.30–19.10.

Note! The course has moved to June!

Target group

This course is meant for students who need more practice and support in order to develop their written academic skills in English. The minimum requirement is skill level B1 (on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR).


On completion of the course, students are expected to be able to:

  • - use different reading strategies when reading academic texts
  • - understand the basic structure of academic texts
  • - analyse and understand more complex sentence structures
  • - use different comprehension strategies to deal with difficult vocabulary
  • - reflect on their own learning strategies and experiment with new ones


Students will discuss and analyse different academic texts in an attempt to become familiar with academic conventions and structures. Students will also be asked to produce short texts and reflect on their own learning processes.


Provided by the teacher


The exam dates will be announced later.

Students need to register for the exam at least 5 work days before the exam using the electronic form. The form is available only in Finnish, so if you need assistance with the enrolment, please contact our office. The exam places are available in our exam calendar (also in Finnish).

Modes of study

Small group activities maximum 26 h, independent work 28 h.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria: Pass/fail. Continuous assessment, active participation in classroom work and successful completion of assignments, including a written exam at the end of the course.

See also

You might also be interested in Preparatory Course for Communicative Purposes - KKENPRE2.

Additional information

The information published above is subject to change.


FM Heli Viitanen

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1.6.2020 - 17.6.2020

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