Professional 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 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

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

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Skill level B1.1 in the European Framework of Reference 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 - 39 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 6 hours
  • Small-group work - 6 hours
  • Individual studies - 72 hours
  • - 9 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 132 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 132 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

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

Assessment requirements

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


Herva Marja


Herva Marja

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2013-09-13

Assessment methods

  • 2013-05-15 - Exams
  • 2013-05-08 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2013-04-17 - Reports and productions
  • 2012-04-25 - Other assignments

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