Kort beskrivning på svenska
Activities and work methods
Kort beskrivning på svenska
I kurs 5 behandlas kultur i bred bemärkelse. Med utgångspunkt
i vår egen finlandssvenska kultur behandlas teman kring
kulturell identitet och kulturkännedom. Vi strävar även
till att öka våra insikter i informations- och mediekunskap.
Vi behandlar teman kring olika aspekter och uttryck för
kultur och populärkultur i olika former. Deltagarna gör
en bokanalys samt ett fördjupat individuellt arbete kring
ett valbart tema inom området för litteratur, bildkonst,
film och musik. Detta arbete presenteras för de övriga
kursdeltagarna antingen i klass eller inom undervisningsplattformen
First Class. Vi kommer även att fördjupa oss i ämnet
media, samt öva upp färdigheterna i att kritiskt använda
oss av olika media. Vad grammatiken beträffar är det
frasverb, artikelbruk, räkneord, tidsuttryck och interpunktion
som behandlas. Kursens målsättning är att ge
deltagarna ny vokabulär och säkerhet inom ovan nämnda
grammatikområden, vana att söka och kritiskt använda
sig av information i olika media samt att öva upp deltagarnas
förmåga att självständigt kunna kommunicera
och samarbeta över kultur- och språkgränser i
såväl tal som i skrift.
- Different aspects and expressions of culture in a broad sense
- literature, visual art, film and music
- Popular culture
In course 5 we will look at various expressions and aspects of
culture in a broad sense. We will study themes dealing with cultural
identity and cultural awareness, and work to improve our knowledge
of and skills in using information and media technology both
as a means of education and expression. In a longer written assignment
students will focus on a subject of their choice within the fields
of literature, visual art, film and music.
During this course you should become comfortable with the themes
and vocabulary, learn to understand spoken and written discourse
about the themes mentioned above and to find and use the information
available in media. You should also learn to discuss issues to
do with culture and be able to express your own opinion both orally
and in writing. You should aim to master the grammatical structures
dealt with in the course and polish your general writing skills,
i.e. structuring your thoughts, improving your fluency, grammar,
- English Update 6 (Söderströms, Swedish edition)
- Novel, short story, play or poem in English
- Additional material provided by the teacher (handouts, worksheets,
reading & listening comprehensions, etc.)
- A dictionary (optional, but recommended)
- Audio tapes for the texts (optional)
This course is based on the course book English Update 6 (Söderströms,
Swedish Edition - Please observe that it is course book 6, not
5!). This course deals with different aspects and expressions of
culture. In addition to the book, I strongly recommend you to get
a good dictionary, which will be useful especially when you write
essays and other texts. If you want to practice your oral skills,
you may order audiotapes for the book from your local bookstore
or look for them at your library. At the contact
sessions you may
get additional handouts as well as reading & listening comprehensions
from your instructor.
- Phrasal verbs
- Expressions of time
- Punctuation points
In course 5 you will learn to understand and actively use the
grammatical structures mentioned above. Most of the structures
will have been presented in earlier courses, but are now dealt
with again so as to give an overview or to provide an opportunity
for repetition. In the weekly study programme you will find helpful
links to definitions and exercises on the Net that should be used
as a complement to the book’s grammar pages. During the contact
sessions you will be given opportunities both to ask questions
and to work on specific structures.
Activities and work methods
- Working with texts and media, journal-keeping, reading and
analysing literature, film and other art forms
- book analysis
- different writing tasks & structural exercises, listening
and reading comprehension,
- culture project and final exam.
The main activities of this course will be individual work such
as reading and working with texts and media, journal-keeping, reading
and analysing literature, different writing tasks & structural
exercises, listening and reading comprehension, book review and
final exam. Students will be required to do a book
review and a
culture project, a longer written assignment on a subject within
the fields of literature, visual art, film and music. This assignment
will be presented to the other participants either in class or
in First Class.
You should study the texts and the grammar, do the exercises,
and send in the exercises marked with an S or send-in in the weekly
study programme (send-in exercises). The exercises marked (S) are
optional send-ins. The weekly study programme provides you with
the necessary information for completing your tasks, as it contains
references to texts and exercises, references to the grammar sections
in the book, as well as complementary explanations in some cases.
Check your work as you go along. You will find the key
to the exercises attached to the study programme.
There will be three (3) contact sessions where you have the possibility
to practice your oral skills and, of course, ask questions from
During the course, you will meet three times with your instructor
and the other course participants. These meetings are called the
The first contact session is normally held during the first week
of the course. You will get information about the exact date, time
and place once you have registered (= anmält dig) for the
course. This information will be available in Nettis.
During the first contact session your instructor will introduce
the course and give you additional course material and other information.
You will also have the possibility to ask questions about the course
and the study methods and, of course, to meet the other participants.
The second contact session, which is held during the third or
fourth week of the course, will be more like a “normal lesson”,
with the main emphasis on practicing oral communication skills
in situational exercises based on the themes of the course. In
addition to this, you will have the opportunity to go through “tricky
questions” with your instructor, such as difficult grammar
or any exercises you have had problems with.
During the second contact session the date and time of the final
exam is usually confirmed and you will get any additional material
necessary for the completion of the course.
If nothing else is decided, the third contact session is the time
for the Final Exam, and the final date is usually decided about
at the second contact session. If you need special arrangements
for the exam or cannot attend the scheduled time, please contact
your instructor well in advance.
Work pace (= studietakt)
You can work at your own pace, but in order for you to keep up
with the work, I recommend that you divide your work into 3 weekly
study sessions of approximately 3 hours each. (See the weekly
study programme on the following pages.) The total duration of your work
each week should be about 9 hours. Depending on your study habits,
though, you can choose to work more often but in shorter time periods,
or vice versa.
Depending on how you choose to work, you can either send in your
exercises at weekly intervals or in bigger chunks, (2 or 3 at a
time). Your instructor will give you feedback on all of your send-in
exercises, though so it would be in your own best interest to send
them in as often as possible so that you can see what you need
to work more on.
Assessment (= bedömning)
Your final course grade will be based on your send-in exercises,
your essay, book review, culture project and the final exam.