Learning objectives: The student - can communicate both orally and in writing in English in social work and in international operating environments - is able to use basic professional vocabulary and grammatical structures of English in oral and written interaction situations within the social sector - can apply information sought from English language sources connected to the field - expands their concept of the international dimension of the field by familiarising themselves with social sector themes in English - achieves professional competence level B2 pursuant to the European Qualifications Framework Contents: - Themes and vocabulary relating to social services studies, work, professional field and social welfare - Exercises developing various areas of language proficiency
Kosmos, Tietokatu 1, Kemi
05.09.2022 - 23.10.2022
14.03.2022 - 29.08.2022
Spoken and written English for general and social use. Practice (understanding and producing) oral language skills required in the social work profession, working on written material related to the profession, producing written text (eg application, cv), familiarizing with the social vocabulary.
Grade 1: Student communicates with difficulties in words choices, grammar and structures. Grammatical structures are very basic and most of the time incorrect. Communicated sentences are short and simple making the speech fragmented and difficult to understand. There are major problems in pronunciation, word and sentence stress and together with intonation challenges the language produced may be very difficult to understand. There is hardly any interaction between the student and the peers during learning activities but the student is able to complete tasks with others and to demonstrate coping in a professional situation in English at his/her own level. Grade 2: Student communicates in English with shortcomings in the use of professional terminology and concepts. The use of variable grammatical forms and structures is limited. Grammatical errors occur but the main message can be understood. Student has major challenges in correct pronunciation, word and sentence stress and intonation and they may impede intelligibility of the main message. Student fails to communicate clearly and the language produced may be hard to understand. Student is not very active in interacting with peers and s/he may fail to comprehend the given learning tasks. Student is able to complete the learning tasks with others and s/he is able to demonstrate coping in a professional situation in English at his/her own level. Grade 3: Student communicates in a comprehensible manner using also professional language and terminology. The language is appropriate for the situation and the terms and concepts used are mostly correct. All expressions used in English are not exact to convey the message but the speaker can communicate the main ideas intelligibly in her/his own words. The basic grammatical forms are correct. Occasional errors in grammatical forms and structures are not systematic, and they do not impede interaction. There are shortcomings in pronunciation, word and sentence stress and intonation but they do not for the most part obstruct intelligibility of communication. There are some challenges in communicating with peers and in a professional context, but the student is actively participating in the various learning activities and he/she is able to complete the given tasks with others and to demonstrate coping in a professional communication situation. Grade 4: Student uses English with ease and he/she is able to communicate using professional language and terminology both orally and in writing with no misunderstandings. Student has a wide vocabulary knowledge in use and he/she produces language in a clear and well-structured manner. The professional terms and concepts used are appropriate and for the most part correct in communication situations. There are some shortcomings in grammatical forms and structures but they do not impede interaction. The content of communication is correct for various situations. Pronunciation, word and sentence stress and intonation are correct most of the time. Student is actively interacting with peers and shows his/her competence during the learning activities including a professional communication situation. Grade 5: Student uses English with ease. He/she communicates professional language and idiomatic expressions naturally and fluently. The terms and concepts used are appropriate and correct for the situation. Grammatical forms and structures are versatile and for the most part flawless. Student is able to demonstrate excellent situational awareness with relevant contents and appropriate language choices. Student communicates clearly in the context of his/her own profession both in terms of writing and speaking. Pronunciation, word choices, sentence stress and intonation are natural. Student is actively interacting with peers and shows his/her competence during all the learning activities. Fail / Redo: Student’s performance is below the requirements for Grade 1. The content is not correct for the situation because the participant does not know the correct words and expressions. The language used and the grammatical forms are incorrect to the extent that the output is incomprehensible. Vastly incorrect pronunciation makes it impossible to communicate in English. There is no interaction on any level in English and the student is not able to demonstrate his/her competence in a professional situation. (not translated)
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Bachelor of Social Services