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The 23rd Communication Skills Workshop, Tampere, Finland, March 2009

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The 23rd Communication Skills Workshop was held at the Varala Sports Institute in Tampere, Finland March 27-29, 2009.


Materials from the event:


Ülle Türk      - Plenary 1 slides: CSW2009_One.ppt

                      - Plenary 2 slides: CSW2009_Two.ppt

Kevin Haines & Margaret McKinney - Guest presentation slides: tampere ppt


CEFR Manual - Final version (January 2009): CEFR Manual Final.pdf


Photos of the posters from the Written and Oral Skills Workshop Sessions



Pre-event information:


Getting to Varala - Please click here


Varala Map - Click here




Our plenary speaker at the CSW will be Ülle Türk from the University of Tartu, Estonia

Ülle's plenaries will focus on the testing and assessment of academic writing and speaking skills.


We will also be joined by two guest speakers from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands: Kevin Haines and Margaret McKinney.They will be describing work they have been carrying out in relation to the CEFR, including a new Embed project starting in February 2009. Through this project they will be seeking to embed the use of the CEFR more effectively into the local context.




You can register for the workshop be completing the Online Registration form.

(If you would rather register via email, please download this form and return it via email.)


The deadline for registration is Friday 13 February 2009.


The registration fee, inclusive of accommodation, meals and the conference dinner, is:

260 euros for a double room (160 euros for Estonian participants)

300 euros for a single room.


The conference fee for those not requiring accommodation will be 100 euros.


Questions about registration?  Send an email.



Preliminary Programme


A preliminary programme is presented below. Please check for updates nearer to the time of the Workshop.

Note that registration begins at 12.00 on the Friday, and the CSW opening will take place at 13.00.


Friday 27 March 2009

Saturday 28 March 2009

Sunday 29 March 2009

12:00-13:00 Registration + coffee/tea and snacks 


13:00 CSW opening 


13:15-14:20 Project presentation session 


14:20-14:45 Coffee/tea and fruit 


14:45-16:00 First plenary session 


16:00-17:00 Project poster
presentation and project startup session 


18:00-19:00 Dinner (Restaurant Säde)


18.00-22:00 Beach sauna


07:00-09:00 Breakfast 


09:30-12:00 Parallel chaired workshops 


Coffee/tea and fruit available


12:00-13:00 Lunch


13:30-16:00 Parallel chaired workshops 


Coffee/tea and fruit available


17:00-18:00 Guest speaker presentation & discussion.


19:00-22.00 Conference dinner (3-course meal in Restaurant Säde)

08:00-09:00 Breakfast 


09:00-10:00 Workshop concluding



10:00-11:00 Final plenary 


11:00-11:30 Closing session 


11:30-12:30 Lunch (Restaurant Säde)




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