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Swedish Business Communication

Swedish Business Communication

Code: SWE1LF101
Scope: 5 ECTS
Timing: semester 3
Language: English
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Course level: Basic Studies
Course type: compulsory for Finnish students with Finnish secondary education 

Starting level and linkage with other courses
The starting level should be B1 on the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR). ​Students who need to revise mathematics are advised to take SWE8LF103 Brush up Swedish before this course.

Learning outcomes
You are able to handle a variety of business-related subjects in Swedish. You are acquainted with business terminology and are familiar with the business life and culture in the Scandinavian language area. You are also able to make presentations and handle typical customer services situations. You can write business-related documents in Swedish. Your target level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is B2.


  •  vocabulary and structures for business communication
  •  more advanced skills for presentations on business-related subjects
  •  oral tools for customer-related situations
  •  writing skills for business-related documents

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
If you have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, you can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through your studies. More information and instructions for RPL are available at MyNet.

Cooperation with the business community
Business based examples and cases, guest speakers or company visits as appropriate.

Nordic business approach to course themes and topics, contributions by company cooperation and Nordic seminars.

Course formats
Contact and distance sessions or educationalisation.

Students' performance is graded on the following scale: Excellent (5), Very good (4), Good (3), Satisfactory (2), Fair (1), Fail (0).
Link to the joint assessment grid. The assessment of one’s own learning.

Course teacher(s)
Pia Tapio, Marketta Keisu

Learning materials
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.