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Oral Communication for Technology Students in English

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IST7002
Type: Compulsory / Basic Studies
Curriculum: ST 2018
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 2 (2019-2020)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 2 cr
Responsible Teacher: Kiikkala, Sanna-Liisa
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2019-2020

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
5I-ST-2N2020-01-07 – 2020-04-24Sanna-Liisa KiikkalaFinnish2019-12-16 – 2020-01-14
6I-TT-2N2020-01-07 – 2020-02-21Sanna-Liisa KiikkalaFinnish2019-12-16 – 2020-01-14

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2021-2022.

Learning Outcomes

The student’s courage to speak in general and in various professional situations increases, the student learns to speak English in working life and in general social situations and s/he learns to give an effective presentation contents wise and interaction wise. The student can participate in meetings and negotiations in English and the student’s reading and writing skills will improve.

Student's Workload

54 h, which contains xx h of scheduled contact studies at VAMK and 30 h at the University of Vaasa.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Secondary school syllabus (UVA), senior secondary school or vocational school syllabus (VAMK).


Various situations in working life, simulations, and speaking exercises, meetings and negotiations, presentation, texts in the student’s field of engineering.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Material compiled by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Speaking and writing exercises, text exercises.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student has no difficulties in understanding texts, has an extensive vocabulary and can express thoughts spontaneously and exactly, can recognise the nuances of language and is able to give unified, detailed and effective presentation.
Grade 3: The student knows the essential vocabulary pertaining to the field of study and understands the main points of texts. The student can participate in discussions spontaneously and can give a clear and detailed presentation.
Grade 1: The student knows the basic vocabulary of the field, understands the main points of texts and is able to follow discussions pertaining to work and the field the study and is able to give a presentation in English.

Assessment Methods

An examination, a presentation, regular and active participation.