The course is included in these curricula and study modules
Type of course
Cycle/level of course
Recommended year of study
Total number of ECTS
Swedish: 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. Finnish: 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).
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. Finnish: At the end of the course the student is expected to have the written language proficiency in Finnish required in the civil service in bilingual municipalities and needed to support his or her professional development.
Swedish: written communication, commercial vocabulary, vocational vocabulary, Meeting technicalities, Literature, Grammar Finnish: Professional vocabulary and texts Meetings Notices and instructions Reports
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Swedish: Upper secondary school level or similar. Finnish:Skill level B1.1 in the European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Previous course names
Replaces parts of the previous courses Swedish 5 ects and Finnish 5 ects.
Swedish: Obligatory lectures according to the teachers timetable on Itslearning. Finnish: Obligatory lectures according to the teachers timetable on Itslearning.
Recommended or required reading
Swedish: Reuter, Mikael: Översättning och språkriktighet Språkrådet: Svenska skrivregler Finnish: Material provided by the lecturer.
- 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
- Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
- Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
- Swedish exam 4.3.2014 Finnish exam 6.3.2014 Dates decided with the students
Swedish: To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: 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 Finnish: Examination 1 Memorandum, minutes and activity at a meeting 15% Examination 2 Research report 25% Examination 3 Written exam 60%
- Eklund Kaj
- Rancken Ulrika
Home page of the course
Assignments valid until
Until date 2014-05-31
- 2014-03-04 - Exams
- Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
- 2014-03-04 - Other assignments