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General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

2 cr

Competency aims

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).

Learning outcomes

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..

Course contents

Professional vocabulary and texts
Messages and instructions
Language usage

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Skill level B1.1 in the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Additional information

Obligatory lectures according to the teacher´s timetable on Itslearning.

Recommended or required reading

Finnish: Material provided by the lecturer.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 14 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 4 hours
  • Practical exercises - 6 hours
  • Individual studies - 18 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 12 hours


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

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

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

Assessment requirements

Professional vocabulary and texts
Messages and instructions
Language usage


Herva Marja


Herva Marja

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

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

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