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14.10.2019 at 12:00 - 20.10.2019 at 23:59


Students of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

This course partially fulfils the foreign language requirement in the degree.

Starting level CEFR B2

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.

This is the second part of a two-part course.

The aim of the course is for students to further 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 further 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.

In the first semester of the second year

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

  • practicing and developing the skills needed to communicate with animal owners and veterinarians
  • presenting and discussing topics related to veterinary medicine, such as animal husbandry, diagnostic methods and the treatment of animals
  • examining and practicing the language and structure of academic writing
  • writing texts relevant to the students academic and professional needs
  • becoming familiar with strategies and tools for future language development

Moodle / other media

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


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

The course consists of 54 hours of work, including 28 contact hrs and 27 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 995012 English Academic and Professional Skills taken prior to autumn 2017.

After the course Academic and Professional Communication in English 1 (2 op)