General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim is to develop the students oral and writing skills in a professional context. The course also aims to give the student skills to use Finnish in professional contexts (writing documents in Finnish, attending meetings, giving presentations, using texts and vocabulary).

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to have the language proficiency in Finnish required in the civil service in bilingual municipalities and needed to support his or her professional development.

Course contents

Letters of application and other work life documents and professional texts
Oral communication in professional situations

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Skill level B1.1 in the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Additional information

Obligatory lectures according to the teachers timetable on itslearning.

Recommended or required reading

Material distributed by the teacher
Mattila, Heli; Ruusunen, Tuula; Uola, Kirsti.2006, Viestinnän työkaluja AMK-opiskelijalle. Helsinki: WSOY Oppimateriaalit Oy, 316 s. ISBN 951-0-30268-6.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 14 hours
  • Tuition managed by students but supervised by the teacher - 6 hours
  • Individual studies - 53 hours
  • Web-based and web-supported studies - 20 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 73 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 60 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Demonstrations and presentations
  • Reports and productions

Assessment requirements

Written assignments 20 %
Oral presentations 20 %
Exam 30 %
Oral test 30 %


Rancken Ulrika


Rancken Ulrika

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2012-03-08 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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