Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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.


Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to

- Recognise the strategies and elements that enhance clarity and audience-friendliness in both oral and written communication
- Apply these strategies and elements in oral presentations and writing related to their field of study
- Distinguish between formal and informal styles of communication

Credits: 3

Schedule: 12.01.2022 - 16.02.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Hanna Liisa Hakala

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period): B2

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This course introduces written and oral communication principles and strategies that are applicable to professional and academic purposes and is at the same time integrated with a content course. Written tasks and oral tasks will support the content course and be largely determined by its requirements. Throughout this course, students work individually and/or in small groups to develop their presentation and writing skills. Moreover, students give and receive constructive feedback on their work and revise it accordingly.

    Working Life Skills: Varies according to each integration project.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - Preparatory assignments 40%

    - Written assignment(s) 30%

    - Oral assignment(s) 30% (Videoed)

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    81 h (Small group instruction 24 - 36 h + independent work 45 - 57 h)


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Provided by the teacher

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    At 3-credits, this course fulfils the university regulations on foreign language studies for oral and written skills. As the tasks of this language course are largely determined by each integration, please see the specific group syllabus for the course assignments, grading, and attendance policy.

    Note: This course requires a minimum enrollment of 10 students.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-II,Spring III-IV,Spring IV-V

    2021-2022 Autumn I-II,Spring III-IV,Spring IV-V

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.