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This course is targeted at students of the Faculty of Forestry and Agriculture but can be taken by students from other faculties.

This course partially fulfils the foreign language requirement in the degree for students of the Bachelor's Programme in Forest Sciences.

Highest priority in allocating places will be given to students in this programme. If you are not studying in this programme and you want to check your eligibility, please contact the teacher.

Starting level CEFR B2.

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

For students of the Bachelor's Programme in Forest Sciences, the Academic and Professional Communication in English course (or the exemption test) should be completed before taking this course.

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 achieve a higher level in professional English and gain confidence in communicating in business-related situations. The intention is that students improve their ability to:

  • understand business-related spoken language, extract information and identify viewpoints
  • discuss business topics, presenting ideas and opinions
  • read and understand business texts and extract information -write clear and structured texts using business-related vocabulary
  • communicate fluently, clearly, spontaneously and accurately
  • take responsibility for their own learning, through active engagement and self-evaluation

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

Depending on the particular needs of the group, the course will include:

  • business-related materials provided by students and the teacher
  • presenting and discussing business-related topics
  • writing texts relevant to the students' professional needs -becoming familiar with 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.

Includes 28 contact hours and 26 hours 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.