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 the course, students will be able to:

- effectively demonstrate their field-specific professional and/or academic expertise in spoken and written communication
- develop and deliver an effective spoken presentation on a field-specific project or research area
- structure their ideas and language coherently and cohesively for a particular audience
- receive and give constructive feedback

Credits: 3

Schedule: 01.08.2022 - 25.08.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Maurice Forget

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:

    In this course, students focus on developing their spoken and written English communication skills to better express their expertise to a particular audience.

    Students develop and deliver a spoken presentation on an existing personal project or research area within their field of expertise.

    As well, they are able to choose between a number of modules to create an individualised path for developing their written skills with a focus on their demonstrating their expertise.

    During the course, students participate in individual, pair, and group work as a way to enhance their spoken skills.

    As part of the course, students also become familiar with the elements of an effective presentation.

    Depending on the modules chosen, the course may include elements of both creative and academic or professional writing, such as applications, analyses, and artist/designer statements.

    The main emphasis of these activities is on improving students competence in using English for communication.

    During the course, students also develop skills for giving and receiving constructive peer feedback.

    Working Life Skills:

    Know-how related to my own field of studies, Working independently, Skills in foreign language, Skills related to working in international environment, Information retrieval skills, Oral communication skills, Visual communication skills, Job seeking skills, Team work skills, Skills in social relations, Self-Awareness, Written communication skills, Critical thinking skills, Analytical thinking skills, Lifelong learning skills, Self-confidence, and Time management.

    Note: May vary depending on chosen modules.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Spoken Assignments 55%

    Written Assignments 35%

    Continuous assessment of active contribution 10%

    Note: Integrated versions of this course may follow different assessment criteria and percentage distribution.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    81 h (Small group instruction 16-32 h and guided independent work 49-65 h)


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Provided by the teacher and students

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This course fulfills the mandatory foreign language requirement for ARTS Bachelor studies with both oral skills (o) and written skills (w).

    This course replaces LCA-1009 Talking Art, Design & Architecture.

    Please note that the course will only be organised if a minimum of 10 people register for it.

    Teaching Period:

    2020 2021 Not taught

    2021 2022 autumn II, spring IV, summer

    Course Homepage:

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

    WebOodi. Students are considered for admission in order of registration (first come, first served).