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XPUH0021 Academic Speech Communication, 2 ECTS cr. 
Code XPUH0021  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Academic Speech Communication  Abbreviation Academic Speech 
Credits2 ECTS cr.  Date of expiry  
TypeLanguage studies Subject0050 Communication 
ClassCourse  Hours  
Study right   GradingPass, Fail, Grades 1-5 
Recommended timing 
Organisation Language Centre 


The course provides the students with an opportunity to
1) recognize the importance of communicative competence as part of their expertise
2) learn basic skills in self-reflection, giving and receiving feedback
3) develop their skills in academic speech communication.

Upon successful completion of the course the students should be able to
1) understand the importance of specifying audience and purpose and to make conscious decisions about communication strategies
2) construct and deliver a presentation
3) demonstrate and employ appropriate listening skills in different contexts
4) give and receive feedback
5) develop strategies for building communicative competence
6) recognize various perspectives of ethical communication.


Practical exercises in a variety of communicative contexts.

Previous studies 

Upper secondary school or equivalent.


Lectures, discussions, and practical exercises. 24 hours of exercises.


Active participation in class, completion of given assignments.

Supplementary Literature 

The literature will be determined by the lecturer.


Pass/fail, based on participation and course assignments.


Autumn term

Target Group 

International degree students.


Ville Jakkula

Language of instruction 





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