General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

2 cr

Competency aims

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.

Learning outcomes

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).

Course contents

Professional vocabulary and texts
Notices and instructions

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Prerequisite in Finnish Level B1
Description according to the Common
European Framework for Languages: Understands
longer stretches of speech and the central idea
from many TV and radio
programmes if the topic area is relatively
familiar and the speech tempo is normal.
Understands ordinary everyday texts but more
demanding texts with unfamiliar
subject matter may cause difficulties. Can cope
in the most common speech situations
and is able to write simple, coherent text on
everyday topics, even though
grammatical and lexical inaccuracies may
occasionally hinder comprehension.

Additional information

Frånvaro 3.2.2021 måste kompenseras med en
uppgift, som ges först efter datumet. Sista
inlämningsdagen för uppgifterna är 12.6.2021.

Recommended or required reading

Material provided by the teacher

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 6 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 18 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 54 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 54 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Supported virtual education

Assessment methods

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

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass all
course examinations.
Memorandum, minutes and activity at a meeting 5
Research report 20 %
Written exam 75%

Finnish: written exam: 11.3.2021
meeting 3.2.2021
research report 8.2.2021


Herva Marja


Herva Marja

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2021-06-12

The timetable of the course

Länken till online föreläsningen är
https://arcada.zoom.us/j/66001516573 External link?
Meeting ID: 660 0151 6573
Passcode: 251001

Assessment methods

  • 2021-03-11 - Exams
  • 2021-02-03 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2021-02-08 - Reports and productions

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