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, the students will be able to:
- identify the influence of audience on presentation content, style and organization
- create a speech outline to ensure a clear organisation of contents, including an introduction, body, conclusion and transitional statements
- deliver an elevator pitch on a topic related to their field of study in English
- analyse their strengths and development areas as presenters in English

Credits: 1

Schedule: 09.01.2023 - 20.02.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Heli Dahlin

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 applies a process approach to learning, in which students plan, prepare, practise and deliver a persuasive type of presentation, an elevator pitch, on a topic from their own field of study. Students begin by analysing their background and experiences as presenters and users of English in order to establish personal goals and areas of development. They also watch and analyse elevator pitches in order to apply elements of effective presenting to pitching. This is done by creating an outline, including the introduction, body, and conclusion as well as transitions.  The talk is aimed at non-expert audiences of a client or funding organisation. Students practise their pitch in small groups, giving and receiving constructive feedback from each other and the instructor. Based on this process, they create a final version of the pitch.

    Working Life Skills: Knowledge of research and know-how in own field, Skills in a foreign language, Information retrieval skills, Oral communication, Self-awareness, Self-confidence, Lifelong learning skills, and Time management.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - Assignments 60%
    - Presentation (videoed) 40%

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    27 h (independent online study 23-25 h, and small group meetings 2-4 h)


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2022-2023 Autumn II
    2022-2023 Spring III
    2022-2023 Spring IV
    2022-2023 Spring V
    2023-2024 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Spring III
    2023-2024 Spring IV
    2023-2024 Spring V

    Enrollment :

    Students are considered for admission in order of highest number of credits. Registration for the course takes place in sisu.