Spring | Full
Course name Writing skills
Course date 25.01.2023 - 05.04.2023
Institution Centria University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 3 ECTS credit

Field 4everyone HUB, Languages and Communication HUB, Business HUB
Teacher Centria UAS / Averko tutor
Available for open UAS Chargeable
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 21.11.2022 - 06.01.2023

Writing skills

25.01.2023 - 05.04.2023

Course description

Having completed the course the student can communicate in written English recognizing the requirements of different communication situations. The student can produce successful messages needed in working life. The student recognizes communication as a process having different phases rather than just interpretation or translation of texts from one language to another.

The course includes shorter independent assignments and longer pair work assignments. The short assignments deal with grammar or are independent writing tasks that last for one week. The tasks include organizing text, conjunctions, email, punctuation, persuasive letter, prepositions, letter of complaint, -ing forms and writing about pictures. There are also four pair work assignments, each of them lasting for three weeks. The pair work assignments are summaries, essays and reports and they consist of design, writing and finalizing phases. They are based on given picture and video material or material chosen by the student. In addition there are also a lot of www links for self study.

During the course the students are required to communicate with the tutor and one another through the means provided by the online learning environment. They are also requested to post their texts on common discussion rooms of the course.


The course is available for everyone who has completed secondary education.

Assessment criteria

Grading scale: 0-5

The students are assessed on the basis of 10 written assignments.

Course way of working and time table

The themes for the course cover essential writing skills e.g. structure and organization, cohesion, summarizing, story-telling, professional communication, and argumentation. The course includes ten written assignments dealing with different text types.

Digital learning environment in Centria and for this course is itslearning. The student needs a computer and working internet access.

Course implementation is 100% online.

Learning material and additional links are placed in Itslearning learning environment.

3 credits course requires approximately 81 hours of work.

Course additional info

The target level of the course according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is B2.