English Conversation, 5 cr

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Date
    09.09.2019 - 20.12.2019
Last enrolment date
    16.08.2019
Location
    Rajakatu 35, Jyväskylä
Prerequisites
    The students are able to communicate orally in English in basic everyday situations.
Goal
    The students will be able to
- successfully adapt new, socially interactive techniques into their general approach to conversation.
- develop vocabulary related to several different conversational contexts or themes.
- demonstrate proficiency in taking active part in discussions and in being a supportive and diplomatic conversationalist.
- identify the importance of culture in discussions.
Contents
    - Social networking and personal introductions for various purposes/contexts
- Using small talk as a way to get better acquainted with others and to open the opportunity to discuss more meaningful topics
- The importance of diplomatic/neutral language.
- Formal and informal language use.
- Expressing agreement and disagreement appropriately.
- Conversation activities and games.
Accomplishment
    Contact lessons, group work and independent study.
Literature
    The teacher’s own material as well as other support resources available in the Optima learning environment.
Further Information
    avoinamk@jamk.fi

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