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Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course: the student knows the basic elements in written communication. He/she has a linguistic knowledge and is aware of the importance of continuous learning to improve his/her linguistic skills.

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

Swedish: At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to use his/her mother tongue correctly in different communication situations. He/she is familiar with basic business communication and can independently produce documents related to his/her own vocational branch. He/she is aware of the importance of life long learning to improve his/her mother tongue.
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

Swedish: written communication, commercial vocabulary, vocational vocabulary, Meeting technicalities, Literature, Grammar
Professional vocabulary and texts
Notices and instructions

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Swedish: Upper secondary school level or similar.
Finnish:Skill level B1.1 in the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Previous course names

Replaces parts of the previous courses Swedish 5 ects and Finnish 5 ects.

Additional information

Swedish: Obligatory lectures according to the teachers timetable on Itslearning.
Finnish: Obligatory lectures according to the teachers timetable on Itslearning.

Recommended or required reading

Swedish: Reuter, Mikael: Översättning och språkriktighet
Språkrådet: Svenska skrivregler

Finnish: Material provided by the lecturer.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 36 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 6 hours
  • Practical exercises - 12 hours
  • Individual studies - 73 hours
  • - 6 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
  • Swedish exam 4.3.2014 Finnish exam 6.3.2014 Dates decided with the students

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations:
Examination 1 meeting technicalities 20 p
Examination 2 exam 50 p
Examination 3 report 20 p
Examination 4 document portfolio 16 p
Examination 5 oral presentation, evaluation 4 p
Examination 1 Memorandum, minutes and activity at a meeting 15%
Examination 2 Research report 25%
Examination 3 Written exam 60%


  • Eklund Kaj
  • Rancken Ulrika


Rancken Ulrika

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2014-05-31

Assessment methods

  • 2014-03-04 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • 2014-03-04 - Other assignments

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