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.


You will be able to read and listen perceptively and be able to independently combine information from different sources. You will be able to produce an oral presentation on given subject, for example, helping to get the point across clearly with the help of written materials. You will also be able to respond to listeners questions.

The course is conducted as hybrid teaching, allowing students to choose to participate in either classroom or remote sessions.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 05.09.2024 - 05.12.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Valeria Seraya-Rautaneva

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period): B1-2

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

Teaching language: . Languages of study attainment: Finnish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    International communication situations and knowledge of countries and customs.
    Structures and grammar specific to written communications.

    Improving your confidence as a presenter.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course requires regular attendance, active participation in class and completion of homework assignments. A combined written and oral examination. The weights given to the different assignments in the final grade are specified at the start of the course.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1. Contact hours: 36 h

    2. Self-study (learning assignments and preparation for lectures and tests): 42 h

    3. Examinations (oral and written): 3 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Additional course handouts and online material.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: Russian

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn I - II
    2025-2026 Autumn I


    Registration for Courses will take place on Sisu. Registration must be confirmed by attending the first lesson.