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 skill to use Finnish in technical contexts (writing documents in Finnish, attending meetings, giving presentations, using texts and terminology.
The languages used on the course are Finnish and Swedish.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to write documents within the own working area, letters of application, reports, notices and instructions. The student is also expected to act socially and take part in meetings and to present professional subjects.

Course contents

Oral presentation of professional subjects
Producing correct professional texts and documents
Technical terminology
Meeting and negotiation technique

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Level B1 (Common European Framework for Languages)

Recommended or required reading

Kauppinen, Anneli - Nummi, Jyrki - Savola, Tea. 2006. Tekniikan viestintä. Kirjoittamisen ja puhumisen käsikirja. Fjärde till sjätte upplagan. Helsingfors: Edita Prima Oy.
ISBN 951-37-4078-1

Study activities

  • Lectures - 44 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 12 hours
  • Tuition managed by students but supervised by the teacher - 4 hours
  • Individual studies - 75 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 75 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 60 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods



Herva Marja


Herva Marja

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2009-02-13

Assessment methods

2008-10-13 - Exams

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