General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

2 cr

Competency aims

The aim is to develop the students writing skills
in a professional context. The course also aims to
give the student skills to use Finnish in health
care contexts (writing documents in Finnish,
attending meetings,using texts and vocabulary).
The aim of the course: the student knows the basic
elements in written communication. He/she has a
linguistic knowledge and is aware of the
importance of continuous learning to improve
his/her linguistic skills.

Learning outcomes

Finnish: 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.
Swedish: At the end of the course the student is
expected to be able to use his/her mother tongue
correctly in different communication situations.
He/she is familiar with basic business
communication and can independently produce
documents related to his/her own vocational
branch. He/she is aware of the importance of life
long learning to improve his/her mother tongue.

Course contents

Professional vocabulary and texts
Notices and instructions
Written Communication, Commercial Vocabulary,
Vocational Vocabulary, Information Retrieval,
Meeting Technicalities, Literature.
Grammar and usage

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Finnish:Prerequisite in Finnish Level B1 (Common
European Framework for Languages).
Swedish:Upper secondary school level or similar.

Recommended or required reading

Finnish: Material provided by the lecturer.
Reuter, Mikael: Översättning och språkriktighet.
Språkrådet: Svenska skrivregler

Study activities

  • Lectures - 36 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 6 hours
  • Practical exercises - 12 hours
  • Individual studies - 73 hours
  • - 6 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations in Finnish:
Examination 1 Memorandum, minutes and activity at
a meeting 15 p
Examination 2 Research report 25 p
Examination 3 Written exam 60 p
To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations in swedish:
Examination 1 meeting technicalities 20 p
Examination 2 exam 50 p
Examination 3 report 20 p
Examination 4 document portfolio 16 p
Examination 5 oral presentation, evaluation 4 p


  • Eklund Kaj
  • Herva Marja


Herva Marja

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2014-05-30

Assessment methods

  • 2014-03-06 - Exams
  • 2014-02-13 - Reports and productions

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