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English for Social Services

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SSAP0503
Type: Compulsory / Basic Studies
Curriculum: SA 2016
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 2 (2017-2018)
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Wähä, Anne
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2017-2018

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
16S-SA-2A2018-01-08 – 2018-06-01Camilla HaraldFinnish2017-12-11 – 2018-01-15
17S-SA-2B2018-01-08 – 2018-06-01Camilla HaraldFinnish2017-12-11 – 2018-01-15

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2019-2020.

Learning Outcomes

The student will acquire sufficient language skills to manage in various communicative situations in working life and in professional contexts. The student develops his/her skills in written and in oral communication in professional contexts. (S)he is able to use English for acquiring information during the studies and in working life. The student has a positive attitude towards language learning.

Student's Workload

Total work load: 81 hrs
- Scheduled: 20 hrs
- Virtual: 40 hrs
- Autonomous studies: 21 hrs
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Preparatory English or/ and Secondary Education English

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Material recommended by the teacher • Current articles

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Classroom instruction and individual assignments, group work, pair work, communicative language learning, independent study

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5
The student can communicate fluently in English both in speech and in writing. S/he has an extensive vocabulary and understands texts of the field without difficulty. The student has an interest in improving his/her skills all the time.

Grade 3
The student is able to participate in a work-related conversation, with occasional mistakes and errors in his/her own speech. S/he knows the essential vocabulary of the field and understands texts fn the field.

Grade 1
The student can follow a work-related discussion. S/he knows the basic vocabulary of the field and understands the main points of texts in the field.

Assessment Methods

Active class participation, completed oral and written exercises, written and oral examination. Continuous process assessment. Grading scale (0-5). Peer evaluation.