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: 31.07.2023 - 31.08.2023

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 spoken or written skills with a focus on 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.

    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:

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

    Note: Content may vary in integrated versions.

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)


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn II
    2022-2023 Spring IV
    2022-2023 Summer
    2023-2024 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Spring IV
    2023-2024 Summer

    Enrollment :

    Registration for Courses: In the academic years 2022-2024, registration for courses will take place in Sisu ( Students are considered for admission in order of attained study credits.