Professional Meetings and Discussions

Current issues of relevance nationally and internationally, such as migration, climate change, energy, and artificial intelligence’s impact on work.
Study time
03.05.2021 - 12.05.2021
The scope of education
Main instructor language
Form of study
Contact studies
Online studies (part-time)

LAB University of Applied Sciences, Lappeenranta Campus
Yliopistonkatu 36, 53850 Lappeenranta

60 euros (VAT 0 %)
Proficiency level: C1

The students are able to:
- develop their English skills to the level whereby they are able to follow and contribute to global developments in general and also in their own fields, and capable of communicating effectively with other professionals.
More about implementation
In-class contact teaching, emphasizing face-to-face communication.

The teaching is student-centred, and is based on the communicative approach. Participants discuss and practise the language for effective oral communication, and actively use the language in different kinds of meetings, ranging from small group discussions, interviews, negotiations, to simulations on topics of international significance that involve the whole group.
Group size
Study materials
Provided by the teacher in class. The material include:
• background reading on current global issues (which will be sent to all participants about two weeks before the course begins.
• 3 simulations on current events
• the language of meetings and discussions.
Lectures Dates
3.5.2021 08.30–14.30
5.5.2021 08.30–14.30
6.5.2021 08.30–14.30
7.5.2021 08.30–14.30
10.5.2021 08.30–14.30
11.5.2021 08.30–14.30
12.5.2021 08.30–14.30
Hwei-Ming Boey
Evaluation scale
Further information

4 credits, equivalent to 100-120 hours of work, divided roughly as follows:
• Lessons in class: 46 hours
• Homework: 40+ hours
• Self-study: 25+ hours

Evaluation criteria
Continuous assessment of the ability of participants to use the language learnt, and the ability to form and express opinions and draw relevant conclusions based on the facts and opinions expressed by the various authors of the background reading texts. Short language quizzes.

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

The registration link will be published on this website at the start of the registration period.

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