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Finnish and Communication 1

Finnish and Communication 1
  • Code: COM4TF001
  • Extent: 3 cr (81 h)
  • Timing: 1st semester
  • Language: Finnish
  • Level: Core studies
  • Type: Compulsory *

* Required only of native Finnish speakers in the BIT programme.

Starting level and linkage with other courses

No prerequisites

Learning outcomes

Students:

  • orient themselves to their studies and working life by understanding the importance of communication in these areas
  • produce and deliver various kinds of texts and presentations aimed at diverse types of audiences
  • are familiar with the linguistic and stylistic conventions of business writing in Finnish

Course contents

• Basics of business communication
• Oral and written communication in the business profession
• Language correctness
• Different text types (memo, announcement, job application, CV)

The course is an introduction to business communication, especially information technology.

Teaching and learning methods

Contact hours 32 h : exercises, presentations, team work
Independent studies and group work 48 h
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Accreditation of prior learning (APL)

A student can demonstrate his or her equivalent language/communication skills relating to the course objectives and content. This must be agreed upon with the teacher before the course begins. Each student may attempt this only once in the period prior to the giving of the course. Evaluation is on a scale of 1 - 5.

Teacher responsible

Taija Hämäläinen, Pasila Campus

Course materials

Course material will be provided by the teacher.
The students are advised to use HAAGA-HELIA’s Guidelines for writing reports and different language guides of their own choice.

Assessment criteria

The course is evaluated on scale 1 to 5. The assessment criteria is presented on three scale procedure.

Components

1 (40%)

3 (70%)

5 (90%)

Knowledge

The student understands the importance of communication in studies and working life. He/she has the basic knowledge of Finnish business communication.

The student understands the importance of communication in studies and working life. He/she has a good knowledge of Finnish business communication.

The student understands the importance of communication in studies and working life. He/she has a very good knowledge of Finnish business communication.

Skills

The student has satisfactory skills to produce business related texts and deliver speeches.

The student has good skills to produce business related texts and deliver speeches.

The student has excellent skills to produce business related texts and delivers speeches.

Competence

The student shows satisfactory activity and initiative in the learning process.

The student shows activity and initiative in the learning process and is willing to develop her/his communicative skills.

The student shows excellent activity and initiative in the learning process and is willing to develop her/his communicative skills.

Modes of assessment and their weights

Regular attendance and active participation in class (80% attendance required) 20%

Assignments 80%

The assessment of one’s own learning does not influence the grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed online in WinhaOpaali.