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14.10.2019 at 12:00 - 20.10.2019 at 23:59


This course is primarily intended for PhD students of all faculties working on research that will be presented at international conferences.

The course does NOT fulfil the Faculty degree requirements of the University Bachelors degree.

Starting level CEFR C1

If you are uncertain about your CEFR level (pdf), contact the teacher or the tutor before signing up.

See WebOodi (WebOodi > Instruction and courses > Course catalogues > Language Centre > English) for other courses supporting the further development of the competence provided by this course.

The aim of the course is for students to activate and develop skills in the academic and professional English of their field and to gain confidence in communicating in situations relevant to their studies and professional life. The intention is that students improve their ability to

  • understand general and academic/professional spoken English
  • discuss/present in academic/professional English fluently and spontaneously
  • read and understand academic/professional English texts
  • write academic/professional English texts clearly and accurately
  • take responsibility for their own learning and become more autonomous language learners, in order to promote life-long learning.

Only AFTER fulfilling the Bachelor-level degree requirements in English (Academic and Professional Communication / English Academic and Professional Skills).

The course will include:

  • examining and practicing the structure and language of conference presentations
  • working with visual aids and presentation tools
  • engaging and interacting with the audience
  • managing time effectively and handling nerves
  • delivering a presentation
  • giving, receiving and analysing presentation feedback
  • strategies and tools for future language development

Moodle/other media

Students choose texts from their field to be used as materials.


The course uses peer evaluation, self-evaluation and evaluation by the teacher.

This course comprises 42 contact hours, of which the first 26 are class work, the next 6 one-on-one counselling, and the final 10 presentation seminars. In addition, students are expected to do 39 hours of independent work.

Includes 42 contact hrs and 39 hrs of independent work.

The Language Centre requires students to attend approximately 80% of the classes. Concessions may be made if warranted by the nature of the course. However, 100% attendance may be required for contact lessons related to self-access courses or equivalent studies.

This course replaces the course 99328 Advanced English: Conference English II: International Conference Presentation (3 cr)