Timing: 3 ECTS (81 h)
Timing: Semester 3 - 4
Level: Joint professional studies
Type: Free-choice studies
The student has successfully completed the course Finnish for Working Purposes 1 FIN8LF002.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student
- can understand job advertisements as well as the main points from most media texts on general and work related topics
- can handle successfully most communicative tasks and situations related to work and applying a job
- is able to give clear and detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to one’s own life, studies, working history, future plans and fields of interest
- can write an application letter and CV
- can use and develop language learning strategies appropriate for oneself and set personal language learning goals
- has the confidence and ability to use one’s language skills and is able to search and use information in Finnish
- has enhanced his/her HH3S competences as applicable to the course.
The emphasis during this course is on Finnish working life and special attention is paid to goal setting, learning strategies and self-assessment. The purpose is for students to learn how to apply a job in Finland and increase their overall language skills. The course corresponds to the B1.2 level of the Common European Framework.
- Reading, describing and discussing topics related to working life
- Following the media and current topics in one’s own field
- Job advertisement analysis
- Telling about and describing one’s studies and work experience
- Application letter
- Job interview simulations
- Grammar. plural forms and nouns
Cooperation with the business community
Real business based examples and cases, guest speakers, company visits as appropriate.
International and global business approach to course themes and topics, contributions by multinational student groups and company cooperation.
Teaching and learning methods
Oral and written exercises (independent, pair, group)
Workshop-style learning environment
Homework and preparation for lessons
Short presentations and/or oral summaries
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h
Accreditation of prior learning (APL)
Teacher with the main responsibility of the course
Sonja Gehring & Sanni Heinzmann. Suomen mestari 2. Finn Lectura. Chapters 7-8.
Other materials provided by the teacher.
|1 (Min. 40%
|3 (Min. 70%
|5 (Min. 90%
||The student understands only some of the main points of job advertisements and texts on general and work related topics. He/she has poor knowledge of the vocabulary and grammar studied in the course.
||The student understands the main points of job advertisements and texts on general and work related topics. He/she has good knowledge of vocabulary and grammar studied in t he course.
||The student understands job advertisements and texts on general and work related topics. He/she has excellent knowledge of vocabulary and grammar studied in the course.
||The student can give basic information about his/her studies, working history, competencies and future plans. He/she is not able to write an application letter and CV without constant help. Lack of vocabulary and mistakes in the grammar restricts communication.
||The student can describe his/her studies, working history, competencies and future plans. He/she can write an application letter and CV.
||The student can give clear and detailed descriptions of his/her studies, working history, competencies and future plans. He/she can write an application letter and CV appropriate to the situation.
||The student shows poor activity and minor independent investment to his/her learning process. He/she is able to deal with only some of the communicative situations handled during the course. He/she has problems complying with the deadlines. The student shows poor service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.
||The student participates actively, complies with the deadlines and can act independently as a language learner. The student is able to deal with the communicative situations handled during the course. The student shows good service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.
||The student participates very actively and can act independently and efficiently as a language learner. The student masters well the communicative situations handled during the course. The student shows excellent service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.
Modes of assessment and their weights
Active participation 10%
All assessment components must be completed successfully to pass the course.
The assessment of one's own learning does not influence the course 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 on an E-form.