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20.4.2020 klo 12:00 - 26.4.2020 klo 23:59


Students of the Faculty of Law

This course completely fulfils the foreign language requirement in the Bachelor’s 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.

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.

Ideally this course will be taken in periods 1 or 2 of the second year. However, courses will be offered at other times.

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

  • field-specific materials from a range of sources such as journals, (text) books, and the Internet, provided by students and the teacher
  • reading the material, applying appropriate strategies
  • writing texts relevant to the students' academic and professional needs
  • presenting and discussing topics related to the fields of study
  • 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.

Due to the change in teaching regulations with the coronavirus epidemic this course will only involve distance learning. You should still sign up to the course in the usual manner you would sign up for a course on Weboodi. When the students selected for the course have been identified they will receive an email from the teacher co-ordinating the course. More details will then be provided on course content and pedagogical tools employed throughout the course.

You will not be required to physically come into the Language Centre. You will be required to do online work and the tasks allocated throughout the course will be notified at 16.15 hrs each day. So even though you do not have to physically attend the course you should try to ensure that you have access to the course materials/tasks that will be provided and made available at 16.15 hrs each day for the duration of the course. From 11.05.2020 – 29.05.2020.

Diverse course formats with 108 hours of work

Courses based on regular meetings include 56 contact hrs and 52 hrs of independent work.

ALMS courses include 108 hours of work.

The Language Centre requires students to attend approximately 75% 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 courses 99501 and 995010 English Academic and Professional Skills offered prior to autumn 2017.