Business English with Confidence

11.3.2020 - 29.4.2020

ke: 16.30-19.00
125.00 €



Vaasan yliopisto
Sista anmälningsdatum
Anne Cleary-Hautaniemi

Interested in studying English with a focus on business related topics and cultural differences? Would you like to improve your English oral skills and practice small-talk situations, Board Meetings, Presentations and culture? Well, this is the course for you!

The aim of the course

Level B2.2  (European framework CERF

After completion of the course students should be able to: 
- communicate orally, with confidence, in informal and formal situations within an academic and workplace context 
- make a professional PowerPoint presentation that follows internationally accepted norms 
- find and use electronic resources to facilitate and support the above
- recognize, understand and adjust to basic intercultural differences in communication 

Course content

Activities related to Business to help you gain confidence to use your spoken English skills in your daily working life in todays business world.

Students will enhance their English oral communication skills in academic and professional situations relating to their own field and profession. Students will become familiar with the conventions and cultural considerations associated with spoken production and interaction. In addition, students will develop communication confidence and team working skills.

The emphasis of the course is on spoken skills. Therefore, the course revolved around individual, pair and group discussions; individual and/or pair presentations; practicing functions of language such as agreeing, disagreeing, small talk, expressing oneself.
English language used in everyday life. Polite phrases in English. Board Meetings, Presentation and Debate. 

Students will build their confidence to speak English during the course in a relaxed atmosphere.

Modes of study

General and small group discussions, field-specific individual presentations, problem-solving tasks, Board Meetings, Debates.  English language used in everyday life and situations.

Target group

This course is aimed at participants, who has English proficiency equivalent to several years study, but would like to update their language skills with emphasis on business subjects and everyday situations and to get more confidence in spoken English. Proficiency level is B1 (European framework CERF) - if you can understand this course description, talk and explain your views in English, then this is the course for you.


Anne Cleary-Hautaniemi has a long experience of teaching many different courses and age groups in English and has worked as a part-time teacher with universities, schools and companies. It is very important to Anne that her students feel comfortable in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere during their studies and that they achieve their goals to speak English with confidence. 

Course material

Teacher’s own study materials

Course schedule & Price

11.03. - 29.04.2020 (24 hours) are as follows:

Wed 11.03 16.30-19.00
Wed 18.03 16.30-19.00
Wed 25.03 16.30-19.00
Wed 01.04 16.30-19.00
Wed 08.04 16.30-19.00
Wed 15.04 16.30-19.00
Wed 22.04 16.30-19.00
Wed 29.04 16.30-19.00


Vaasan yliopisto, Vaasa, Yliopistonranta 10 (the exact location will be announced later)

Course fee

You can now pay the course fee online after the registration. 
The course fee can also be paid by an employer or another party, in which case the Summer University will send an invoice to the payer. In this case you can skip the online payment by closing the web browser.

More information

Elvira Kurmaeva
puh. 044 754 5783