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 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

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Level B1 (Common European Framework for Languages).

Recommended or required reading

Mattila, Heli; Ruusunen, Tuula; Uola, Kirsti.2006, Viestinnän työkaluja AMK-opiskelijalle. Helsinki: WSOY Oppimateriaalit Oy, 316 s. ISBN 951-0-30268-6.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 48 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 15 hours
  • Tuition managed by students but supervised by the teacher - 12 hours
  • Individual studies - 60 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 60 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 75 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods


Assessment requirements

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


Herva Marja


Herva Marja

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2012-03-09

Assessment methods

2011-12-01 - Exams

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