General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

You can function professionally in your own field
in Finnish and you are able to adapt your language
to different communication situations. You have
tools and ability to develop your communication

If you have Swedish as your language of education
(education from Finland), you meet the competence
requirements of state officials functioning in a
position requiring a higher education in a
bilingual office according to the Act 424/2003
when you have passed the study unit. This means
that you are linguistically at least at level B1
according to the Common European Framework of
Reference for Languages (satisfactory skills). The
target level of the studies is good knowledge of
Finnish (minimum level B2).

Within the study unit we focus on the following competences:
4 quality education
5 gender equality
8 decent work and economic growth
10 reduced inequalities
16 peace, justice and strong institutions

Learning outcomes

- demonstrate knowledge in the language of your
field and know how to develop it
- you know how to communicate with different
target groups.

You can
- describe your education, your work experience
and your work contribution
- communicate both orally and in writing within
your own work community, with partners and in
multiprofessional situations
- present and discuss topics within your own field
of work
- distinguish between formal and informal
- understand the central content of professional
publications and other sources
- write texts and documents needed within your
field of work
- use references.
You are ready to use the language in different
situations and have the tools to develop and
deepen your professional skills during your
studies and later in working life.

Course contents

Oral and written exercises:
Meetings (in groups), documents
Digital excercises
Letters of application and CV

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Level B1 (Common European Framework for Languages)

Recommended or required reading

Material distributed by the teacher.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 22 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 6 hours
  • Practical exercises - 36 hours
  • Individual studies - 45 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 22 hours
  • - 4 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-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:
Oral test

Assessment methods:
Exams (written-, oral-, home-) (Date of
examination will be announced later)
Essays, reports, productions and portfolio (Date
will be announced later)
Oral test
Date decided with
the students (Date will be announced later)
Job application and CV
Meetings and documents (in groups)
Obligatory meetings and presentations (see

The examinations contribute to the final grade
Written assignments 20 %
Oral presentations 20 %
Exam 30 %
Oral test 30 %


Lehtola Minna


Lehtola Minna

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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