5: Kultur (EN 5) Ety?Nlukio

Course Description

Kort beskrivning på svenska
Central themes
Main goals
Study material
Activities and work methods
Contact sessions
Work pace

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.

Central themes

- Different aspects and expressions of culture in a broad sense
- literature, visual art, film and music
- Popular culture
- Media

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.

Main goals

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, and spelling.

Study material

- 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
- Articles
- Numerals
- 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 your instructor.

Contact sessions

During the course, you will meet three times with your instructor and the other course participants. These meetings are called the contact sessions.

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.


Engelska 5
Course description
Send-in exercises
Before you get started
Weekly study programme
Culture project
Book review
Exam material
Key to the exercises
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