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900027Y Special Course in Finnish: Writing Skills, 3 ECTS cr 
Code 900027Y  Validity 01.08.1995 -
Name Special Course in Finnish: Writing Skills  Abbreviation Special Course 
Scope3 ECTS cr   
TypeLanguage and Communication Studies Discipline8015 Language studies, Finnish for Foreigners 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Languages and Communication 

Proficiency level 

B1/B2, according to the Common European Framework.


The course is intended for the international students in every faculty of University of Oulu.

Required proficiency level 

A2.2 Completion of the Finnish for Advanced Students (900020Y) or the equivalent language skills.

ECTS Credits 

3 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 




Learning outcomes 

By the end of the course the student can write coherent and detailed descriptions and summaries about various matters. S/he is able to summarize text and justify his/her own statements of opinions. In addition, the student knows the steps of the writing process and understands the significance of a text's function and target audience. S/he can also differentiate between formal and informal writing styles.


During the course students develop their writing skills in Finnish and are guided in the drafting of different text types and documents needed in studies and work. In the course students learn how to write informal and formal letters, an argument-essay, a summary, a job application and a report.

Mode of delivery 

One contact lesson at the beginning of the course and guided independent studying using online

Learning activities and teaching methods 

The course will be held online using an Optima environment.

Target group 

International degree and post-graduate degree students, exchange students and the staff members of the University

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Completion of the Intermediate Finnish Course 2

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Web based material.

Assessment methods and criteria 

To pass the course, the student must complete all the required writing assignments.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


Grading is on a pass/fail basis.

Person responsible 

Anne Koskela

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

Sign-up in WebOodi or by emailing the contact teacher.


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Special Course in Finnish: Writing Skills, online course, all faculties  Course  Anne Koskela  17.01.22

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