S2-verkkokurssi is a course material to improve language skills required in professional field and it adapts well for different domain areas. The course gives guidelines for teacher and for students in domain specific language skills in general and in language skills needed in job application processes. The course also includes a section for evaluation if used as a part of mandatory language courses.
The course has 7 specific tasks (4 on writing skills and 3 on speaking skills). The course can be loaded in pdf format and it is highly adaptable for different groups of learners. The course is not domain specific and can be used in different courses (Finnish for Nursing, Technology, Engineering, Tourism and Culture, for example). The course requires use of a smart device and internet connection, text editing and video/audio registration tools. The course was made by Sanna Nykänen.
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students
The provided tangible improvements
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries
Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
Easily adaptable course material suitable for classroom activities and as optional language course that improves communication skills in different professional domain areas. The teaching source offers a comprehensive approach to Finnish as a second language in professional communication that can be used in different fields. The material suits well for students that have already a good level of general Finnish. The possibility to adapt tasks for different needs and interests makes the material motivating for professional communication and language learning. The material includes a suggest specific assessment method to be used for the course contents. The complete use of the material requires some technical instruments such as a device for audio and video recordings.
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