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KK-ENG405 Academic Writing Online for Exchange Students (CEFR B2), 2 cr 
Code KK-ENG405  Validity 01.01.2020 -
Name Academic Writing Online for Exchange Students (CEFR B2)  Abbreviation Academic Writin 
Scope2 cr   
TypeLanguage studies
    Can be taken more than onceno
Unit Language Centre 

Target group 

This online course is intended for exchange students who are CURRENTLY WRITING ACADEMIC TEXTS IN ENGLISH as part of their studies (e.g. learning diaries, theses, reports, essays).      

This course does NOT fulfill the faculty-level foreign language requirement in the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

This course is for students on CEFR level B2.


During the exchange to the University of Helsinki. The course can be started at any time during the exchange year, but it must be completed by the end of the exchange.  

Learning outcomes 

The aim of this course is for students to 

o   improve their academic English for completing study-related academic texts, in particular essays

o   recognize and use the resources available to them 


o   develop understanding of their own writing-related needs based on peer feedback and individual reflection. 

Completion methods 

Includes 54 hrs of independent and peer work online.

The Language Centre requires 100% active participation in online courses and completion of the agreed tasks by the deadline.


Starting level CEFR B2.

If you are uncertain about your CEFR level (pdf), contact the teacher or the tutor before signing up.

Recommended optional studies 

See WebOodi (WebOodi > Instruction and courses > Course catalogues > Language Centre > English) for other courses supporting the further development of the competence provided by this course.


The sessions of the course (2 credits) include 

o   focusing on such topics as the writing process, the development of argument, coherent articulation of complex ideas, text structure, readability, style, paraphrasing and field-specific conventions, as well as matters of conciseness, precision and correctness 

o   practicing some of these issues in a writing task

o   receiving peer feedback

Study materials and literature 


Students choose the topic of the essay they will write.

Assessment practices and criteria 


Assessment is based on active participation and completion of the agreed tasks by the deadline.

The course uses peer evaluation and evaluation by the teacher.


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
Academic Writing Online for Exchange Students (CEFR B2)  Online Course    31.08.20 -09.05.21

Future examinations
No examinations in WebOodi