Extent: 3 ECTS (81 h)
Timing: Semester 4
Level: Joint professional studies
Type: Free-choice studies
The student has successfully completed the course FIN8LF003 Finnish for Working Purposes 2.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student
- can understand most newspaper and magazine articles and can follow and understand the main points of media texts, presentations and lectures related to one’s own field
- knows essential vocabulary related to one’s studies and the field of specialization
- is able to make a short company/product/service presentation
- is able to interact with native speakers and use language in familiar situations
- can take an active role in discussions on various general and familiar topics
- can summarize information from different sources and express thoughts on various topics related to one’s field of interest
- is able to assess one’s own language skills, recognize one’s strengths and development areas and set personal language learning goals
- can use effective language learning strategies appropriate for oneself
- is able to use the surrounding language environment to develop ones language skills
- has the confidence and ability to use one’s language skills in various purposes and is able to search and use information in Finnish
- has enhanced his/her HH3S competences as applicable to the course.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should have strong intermediate skills (level B1) in most of the language skill areas - speaking, listening, reading and writing. Level descriptions are available at www.coe.int.
This course improves student’s overall language skills. The purpose is for students to achieve strong intermediate language skills and independence in their language use. The emphasis during this course is on student’s own field of study and specialized professional vocabulary.
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
Assignments and/or project work
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h
Accreditation of prior learning
Teacher with the main responsibility for the course
Material provided by the teacher.
|1 (Min. 40%
|3 (Min. 70%
|5 (Min. 90%
||The student understands the main points of texts and presentations related to business context, if he/she is assisted. He/she has poor knowledge of the vocabulary studied during the course.
|The student understands the main points of texts and presentations related to business context. He/she has good knowledge of the vocabulary studied during the course.
||The student understands the essential parts of texts and presentations related to business context. He/she has excellent knowledge of vocabulary studied during the course.
||The student is able to produce short oral and written texts
related to business context with some fluency and accuracy. He/she can search and summarize information in Finnish to some extent.
|The student is able to produce short oral and written texts related to business context quite fluently and accurately. He/she can search and summarize information in Finnish.
||The student is able to produce short oral and written texts related to business context fluently and accurately. He/she can search and critically summarize information from different sources.
||The student is able to use Finnish in business context in familiar situations if the other part is willing to help. The student shows poor service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.
||The student is able to use Finnish in business context in familiar situations. The student shows good service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.
||The student is able to take an active role in discussions in business context. The student shows excellent service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.
Modes of assessment and their weights
Active participation 20%
Assignment(s), presentation(s) and/or project work 30%
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.