General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level 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 skill to use Finnish in technical contexts (writing documents in Finnish, attending meetings, giving presentations, using texts and terminology. The languages used on the course are Finnish and Swedish.

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 presentation of professional subjects Producing correct professional texts and documents Terminology Meeting and negotiation technique

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Skill level B1.1 in the European Framework of Reference for Languages. https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/resources External link /eu ropean-language-levels-cefr.iehtml Secondary school and vocational studies or high school in either Swedish or Finnish.

Additional information

Please note! The course is mandatory for students with Swedish or Finnish as school language. Finnish for Beginners courses do not provide sufficient skill level for this course.

Recommended or required reading


Study activities

  • Lectures - 23 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 5 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 7 hours
  • Practical exercises - 14 hours
  • Individual studies - 80 hours
  • - 6 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

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

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 2020-04-11

The timetable of the course

Omtagning av skriftlig tentamen 25.1.2020 kl. 8.30 och 1.4.2019 kl. 11.30 - 13.30. Omtagning av muntligt test 24.1.2020 kl. 15.30 och 4.4.2020 kl. 16.15 - 17.30. Mera information finns i kursprogrammet på Itslearning. Anmälan till omtagningarna till adressen E-mail: marja.herva@arcada.fi asap eller senast fem arbetsdagar före tent- eller testtillfället.

Assessment methods

  • 2019-12-02 - Exams
  • 2019-11-04 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2019-11-11 - Reports and productions
  • 2019-11-18 - Other assignments

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