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Finnish and Communication 2

Finnish and Communication 2
  • Code: COM4TF030
  • Extent: 3 cr (81 h)
  • Timing: 3rd semester
  • Language: Finnish
  • Level: core studies
  • Type: compulsory *

* Required only of native Finnish speakers in BIT programme.

Starting level and linkage with other courses

Finnish and Communication 1 (COM4TF001)

Learning objectives

The students will:

  • be able to deliver speeches in different situations, and knows how to act in meetings and negotiations
  • be able to write documents related to these occasions
  • learn what should be taken into account when being responsible for an education situation
  • develop further their writing skills in Finnish in the context of internal and external corporate communication
  • be able to write academic text using references.

Course contents

  • Writing an operating instruction
  • The basics of adult education, planning a lesson and putting it into practice
  • Speaking to persuade
  • Writing using references and bibliographies
  • Introduction to corporate communications

The course develops the students' oral and written communication skills. The students will also become acquainted with some documents in IT business. In addition to this, the course includes the basics of negotiating skills and adult education.

Teaching and learning methods

Contact hours (2 hours/week) 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 provided by the teacher. The students are advised to use HAAGA-HELIA’s Guidelines for preparing written assignments and Writing reports at HAAGA-HELIA: preparing the layout and citing sources.

Assessment criteria

The course is evaluated on a scale from 1 to 5. The assessment criteria is presented on a scale from 1 to 3.

Components

1 (40%)

3 (70%)

5 (90%)

Knowledge

The student has limited understanding of the concepts and role of communication skills in studies and working life.

The student understands partly the concepts and role of communication skills in studies and working life. He/she knows the relevant
concepts and can apply them.

The studnts understands fully the concepts and role of communication skills in studies and working life. He/she has can use the relevant
concepts in new contexts   accurately.

Skills

The student has satisfactory skills to produce and deliver professional texts and presentations in Finnish.

The student has good skills to produce and deliver professional texts and presentations in Finnish.

The student has excellent skills to produce and deliver professional texts and presentations in Finnish.

Competence

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

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

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

Modes of assessment and their weights

Exercises 80 %
Regular attendance and active participation in class 20 %

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.