General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level 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

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
Job application and CV
Messages and instructions

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Skill level B1.1 in the European Framework of
Reference for Languages
The course deals with professional communication
in Finnish and is compulsory for the students
with either Swedish or Finnish as high school
Students whose high school language is other
Swedish or Finnish can choose the
courses Finnish for Beginners I, II and III and
include them in their extension studies.

Additional information

Please note!
The course is mandatory for students with
Swedish or
Finnish as school language. Finnish for
courses do not provide sufficient skill level
for this course.
A passed Civil Service Language Proficiency
with a level of Satisfactory or higher in all
subject areas or the National Certificate of
Language Proficiency with all skill components
level 3 or higher show a sufficient skill level
for this course.

Recommended or required reading

Material provided by the lecturer.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 28 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 5 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 7 hours
  • Practical exercises - 14 hours
  • Individual studies - 75 hours
  • - 6 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

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 %


Luomi Anna Maija


Herva Marja

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2022-03-13

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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