Time: 12.9.-30.12.2022
Place: Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Number of study places: 20
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic
Required previous skills: Not required
Lecturer: Xamk lecturer

Credited in degree at Xamk : All Bachelor level degrees
Area of competence mentioned in Curriculum: Optional studies
Enrolment by: 28.8.2022
Price: EUR 12 / credit or semester fee EUR 175. You can read more about our payment policy here.

Please, notice that the fee for one semester will not be refunded, if the combined fees for your chosen studies remain below EUR 175 or you cancel your studies.

Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.

Please also notice, that
Xamk degree students cannot enrol on Open UAS courses.

Learning outcomes:
The student is able to write English texts in the workplace and self-reflectively develop themself as a writer and language user. They are able to:
– receive peer feedback and develop her/himself based on the feedback
– give feedback to peers based on instructions
– edit her/his text using appropriate tools paying attention to the content and style requirements of each genre and/or text type

Contents and methods:

This is an online course. The course covers 5 ECTS credits, totalling 135 hours of student work. The number of hours is theoretical and varies according to student effort.

The course consists of eight (8) one-credit topics. The student shall choose five (5) of them:

1. Documents of a formal meeting
2. Expert blogs
3. Homepage of a SME or small organization
4. Media release
5. Business transactions: Request for quotation and quotation
6. Business transactions: Complaint and reply
7. Documents of a job application
8. Consultation report

Study material: 
Material is provided in the digital learning environment Learn.

Assessment and assessment criteria: 
The students should display writing skills equivalent of level B2 or higher.
The course is assessed on the scale of pass/fail.

Transcript of records will be delivered by request by email in PDF form

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
You can cancel your enrolment free of charge 30 days before the course starts. If you have not cancelled by the due date, we will charge the full cost of the course. Cancellation by email to openstudies@xamk.fi.

Before the course starts, you'll receive an invitation by email to this course.

Please note that there can be changes in the course details in terms of the timetable and teachers, for example.

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South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences is audited by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC).