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.


The main goal of this course is that students will find their own way to learn, study and use English both in meaningful personal contexts as well as in academic / working life situations. Students will develop their English skills towards autonomous and spontaneous language use. Furthermore, the goal is that students manage their own learning process by doing the following:

· Analysing their own identity as an English learner and their learning needs
· Setting personalised learning goals
· Choosing their approach to learning
· Making a concrete learning plan and carrying it out
· Reflecting on their learning process and results

Credits: 3

Schedule: 11.09.2023 - 18.12.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jenni Korvala

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:

    The students will devise a personalised learning plan together with the teacher, in which they consider their own special needs and ways to learn a foreign language. The small group meetings and individual consultations with the teacher will deal with several topics, such as

    · Language learner history and its effects on one s English learner identity
    · Ways of reflecting on one s own learning, such as a learning diary
    · Realistic methods for self-evaluation
    · Using and developing English together with other students
    · Skills for learning and studying English, depending on the particular needs of the students: listening, reading, speaking, writing.

    Working Life Skills:

    Skills in a foreign language, Written & Oral communication, Self-awareness, Lifelong learning skills, Self-confidence, Time management, and Team work skill.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - Completion of the study plan as agreed with the teacher

    - No final exam

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    81 h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

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

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course takes place on Sisu ( Upon registration in SISU, choose the right group for you. One group is open for students with a learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, ADHD, language phobia, panic disorder or other similar reasons explained upon registration in WebOodi. The second group is open for all students. In these groups, students are considered for admission in order of highest number of credits.