Meetings and Discussions

This course is designed to cover the basics of meetings, negotiations and discussions.

Course contents:
1. Key meeting procedures and documents
2. Relevant vocabulary and phrases for participating in meetings, negotiations and discussions
3. Negotiation basics (using compromises and cooperative strategies)
4. Panel discussions on current world topics/issues
Study time
03.05.2021 - 11.06.2021
The scope of education
Main instructor language
Form of study
Online studies

LAb University of Applied Sciences, E-campus

45 euros (VAT 0 %)
Students are able to communicate fluently in meetings, negotiations and discussions and they are familiar with meeting documents and proceedings.
More about implementation
This course will be taught online, through a combination of online Zoom lessons and independent work. Students must be able to attend lessons and assessments during the day (vk18-vk21, vk23). Spoken, practical exercises as well as spoken assessments cannot be substituted if lessons are missed.

Timetable of lessons:
- vk18: Tuesday 4.5, 10:15-12:00
- vk19: Tuesday 11.5, 10:15-12:00
- vk20: Tuesday 18.5, 10:00-12:00; Wednesday 19.5, 10:00-11:30 (assessment, attend one 30minute session)
- vk21: Tuesday 25.5, 10:00-12:00
- vk22: No lesson
- vk23: Tuesday 8.6, 10:00-12:00; Wednesday 9.6, 10:00-11:30 (assessment, attend one 30minute session)
This course is taught at B2 level (CEFR). Students must come to the course prepared to engage in spoken group tasks and group assessments, using English as the language of communication.

The pace of the course will be quite quick, with a lot of information covered in a short amount of time. It is expected that students will be able to keep up with all lessons, homework tasks and assessment tasks.
Group size
Two places for Open UAS students.
Study materials
All materials are provided by the teacher through Moodle.
Lectures Dates
4.5.2021 10.15–12.00
11.5.2021 10.15–12.00
25.5.2021 10.15–12.00
Tessa Laba
Evaluation scale
Evaluation criteria
There are two course assessments, both graded on a 0-5 scale. Both assessments are completed in groups, and will involve guidance/participation by the teacher.

The two assessments are a simulated meeting (containing negotiation element), and a group panel discussion.

The places of the open UAS courses are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Please note that the registration is binding.

Registration period
Terms of cancellation
The registration is binding. If the registration is cancelled during the registration period, there are no cancellation charges. If the registration is cancelled after the registration period but before the stated start date, a 50% cancellation charge applies. If the registration is cancelled after the stated start date or not cancelled at all, the full price will be charged. Cancellations must be made in writing to

Open UAS
avoinamkatlab [dot] fi