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 skills to use Finnish in health care contexts (writing documents in Finnish, attending meetings, giving presentations, using texts and vocabulary).

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 be able to act socially and take part in meetings and to present professional subjects.

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 communication
Letters of application and CV
Notices and instructions
Grammar and usage
Finnish culture and literature

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Level B1 (Common European Framework for Languages).

Recommended or required reading

Material distributed by the teacher.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 53 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 8 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 44 hours
  • Tuition managed by students but supervised by the teacher - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 18 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 18 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 115 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Demonstrations and presentations

Assessment requirements

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


Lehtola Minna


Lehtola Minna

Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2012-05-24 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations

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