KIE-33006 Written Communication in English, 3 cr


This course is for bachelor level students in the 2nd (TTI) or 3rd (other) year of their studies. The course usually runs over 2 periods and there are courses starting in every period. Students' programmes recommend the optimum time for taking part in the course. This is a window of 3 terms (6 periods). You should aim to complete the course at some point during the designated 3 terms.

Degree students with an Eximia or Laudatur in English from their Matriculation Exam can take a written exam, and if they pass, they don't have to take this course. Please refer to the English Language Exams Moodle site at for more information and a registration form.

The old English Language Exam KIE-3210 corresponds to this course in terms of its key content, and is accepted as equivalent to KIE-33006.


Learning will take place online.

Students need to have access to email and internet throughout.

There is no exam.

It is extremely important that students notify the responsible teacher concerned if they decide to drop out after the sign-up deadline.

Students will find out whether they have a place or not on the first day of the course.

When a course is over-subscribed, i.e. there are more sign-ups than places on the course, then we enrol the required number of students according to the above target groups, after which we use the sign-up date.
The course is only intended for degree students


Adrian Benfield, Sarina Lewis


Toteutuskerta Periodi Vastuuhenkilö Suoritusvaatimukset
KIE-33006 2018-01 1 - 2 Adrian Benfield
Anni Karo
Raija Keni
Sarina Lewis
Milja Mero
Completion of course modules within set deadlines, including active participation in peer review.
KIE-33006 2018-02 2 - 3 Adrian Benfield
Anni Karo
Raija Keni
Katie Suominen
Completion of course modules within set deadlines.
KIE-33006 2018-03 3 - 4 Adrian Benfield
Anni Karo
Raija Keni
Sarina Lewis
Katie Suominen
Completion of course modules within set deadlines.
KIE-33006 2018-04 4 - 5 Anni Karo
Raija Keni
Mia ONeill
Completion of course modules within set deadlines


After completing the course, the student can - Produce a range of professionally relevant types of text, e.g. emails, summaries, process descriptions, and proposals. - Communicate main points and sub-points clearly in writing. - Include the necessary structural elements for a specific type of text. - Write reader-friendly text with logical ordering of ideas, effective paragraph organization, appropriate enumeration and linking between ideas (i.e. consider cohesion, coherence and flow). - Select appropriate language given the audience and purpose of the text, i.e. convey an appropriate meta-message, adopt an appropriate voice, use an appropriate register, and report the ideas and words of others in a professional manner. - Demonstrate an awareness of strategies for hedging and persuasion and use these in their writing. - Edit texts to improve their appearance and accuracy, as might be expected in professional contexts. - Use a range of resources to develop their written communication skills independently. - Engage in collaborative writing in a small team or in pairs. - Peer review texts produced by others. In addition, the student can - Follow written instructions. - Meet deadlines typical of the modern workplace. - Operate successfully in an online working environment. - Use initiative to solve problems where necessary.


Sisältö Ydinsisältö Täydentävä tietämys Erityistietämys
1. Understanding the principles of writing coherent, well-organised and cohesive text. Considering audience, purpose, and genre-specific conventions, and selecting an appropriate register.      
2. Communicating via email in professional contexts.     
3. Analysing texts and producing summaries.     
4. Analysing and producing process descriptions.     
5. Analysing and producing proposals.     
6. Giving and receiving constructive peer feedback, and engaging in team writing.     
7. Making use of a range of resources to develop written communication skills independently.    Making use of resources over and beyond those introduced on the course. 

Ohjeita opiskelijalle osaamisen tasojen saavuttamiseksi

In order to achieve the learning outcomes, the student will need to - read & follow instructions - study the learning materials - successfully complete course assignments by the deadlines - engage in peer review and collaborate with fellow students - manage time effectively - communicate effectively with peers and teachers - use their initiative


Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)


Completion parts must belong to the same implementation


Opintojakso Vastaa opintojaksoa  Selite 
KIE-33006 Written Communication in English, 3 cr KIE-33906 English Language Exam / Written, 3 cr  
KIE-33006 Written Communication in English, 3 cr KIE-33007 Written Communication in English, 2-3 cr  

Päivittäjä: Lewis Sarina, 07.12.2018