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8010061 Conference English, 3-5 Cp 
Code 8010061  Validity 01.05.2011 -
Name Conference English  Abbreviation CE 
Credits3-5 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeGraduate Studies Subject0001 Language Centre Studies 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   GradingFail-Pass 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Language Centre, shared activities (J,K) 

Learning outcomes 

In this advanced oral communication course, students learn and practise effective presentation and discussion skills. The focus is on how to
help listeners better understand what you are saying. Students learn how to organize information effectively and how to give oral
presentations. Students explore elements of effective oral communication and practise some pronunciation and intonation.

Participants will become familiar with conference practices and phraseology. They can volunteer to be chair or assessors of scientific or
host qualities. They will learn to prepare a set of slides for a conference presentation, discuss their version with the teacher, and rewrite it. They will analyze and give feedback on their classmates' presentation rehearsals and final presentations, They themselves
give a PowerPoint presentation at a multidisciplinary 'conference' at the end of the course. They will learn how to ask and answer questions
on the basis of conference papers during post-presentation discussions.


Conference presentations are videotaped and discussed together in the feedback sessions. The participants will also practise how to chair paper sessions and introduce speakers. Students are responsible for presenting information, either individually or as members of a small panel team, then opening up the floor for group interaction and guiding discussion. Audience members play a reciprocal listener/speaker role by paraphrasing points made, asking for clarification, offering their own viewpoints and raising related issues.

Modes of study 

Participation in teaching and completion of course assignments.

Teaching methods 

Teaching methods used (e.g. lectures, tutorials, oral and written pair and group exercises, self-study/independent learning tasks). Students have opportunities for individual meetings with the instructor to review presentations.

Total working hours for each student 81 hours. Maximum contact hours 36, some of which can be otherwise arranged with the lecturer and the participants.

Minimum attendance requirement in contact teaching: 80%. Some of the teaching can be arranged to suit the teacher and the group.

Study materials 

Students may buy on their own a copy of When the Scientist Presents (Jean-Luc Lebrun. Singapore: World Scientific)
prior to the start of the course.

Evaluation criteria 

Continuous assessment.


Offering data 

The course is aimed at University of Eastern Finland post-graduate students.

Further information 

No exemptions.

The course is NOT aimed at international masterĀ“s degree students or exchange students.


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Registration ended Joensuu, Kuopio: Conference English, group 1  Web course  Gerald Netto 
03.08.20mon 10.00-13.00
04.08.20tue 10.00-13.00
05.08.20wed 10.00-13.00
06.08.20thu 10.00-13.00
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27.08.20thu 10.00-13.00
31.08.20mon 10.00-13.00
01.09.20tue 10.00-13.00
02.09.20wed 10.00-13.00
Registration not started Kuopio: Conference English  Lecture and exercise course  Gerald Netto 
28.09.20mon 10.00-13.00
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30.09.20wed 10.00-13.00
01.10.20thu 10.00-13.00
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07.10.20wed 09.00-12.00
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Registration not started Joensuu, Kuopio: Conference English, group 2  Web course  Gerald Netto 
23.11.20mon 10.00-13.00
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25.11.20wed 10.00-13.00
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Registration not started Joensuu: Conference English  Lecture and exercise course  Gerald Netto 
22.02.21mon 10.00-13.00
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25.02.21thu 10.00-13.00
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Registration not started Joensuu, Kuopio: Conference English  Web course  Gerald Netto 
26.04.21mon 10.00-13.00
27.04.21tue 10.00-13.00
28.04.21wed 10.00-13.00
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Future exams
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