Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students will demonstrate knowledge of
the role of language, communication and culture in international business contexts
the conventions of Anglo-American academic writing
the principles of interpersonal business communication when using English as a lingua franca

Students will demonstrate skills in
developing their overall writing skills, incl. drafting, reviewing and revising both academic and business texts
meeting the conventions of Anglo-American academic writing
drafting reader-focused business messages in intercultural contexts

Credits: 6

Schedule: 03.03.2021 - 31.03.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Anne Kankaanranta

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Anne Kankaanranta

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course focuses on enhancing students writing skills for both academic and business purposes, while also addressing the role of language, communication and culture in international business contexts.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    100% assignments

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching 12h
    Independent work 148h

    Total 160h

    Mandatory attendance on the first session.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Indicated or provided by the instructor.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    61A00200 Business Communication Skills (required)

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    5 Gender Equality

    13 Climate Action



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