This course is only for Finnish speaking students with CEFR-level in Swedush language. We don`t offer Beginners courses in Swedish.
This course unit is compulsory to all students, who have had their schooling in Finnish, except those who have at least 60 ECTS credits of Swedish studies in their degrees. The language proficiency provided by the course unit is equivalent to the language proficiency required of a state official with an academic degree working in a bilingual municipality area (Act 424/03 and Decree 481/03).
According to the requirements of the law, the student must be able to use Swedish both orally and in writing in various professional situations. Achieving this kind of proficiency during a course unit that lasts for only one semester requires that the student has already achieved the necessary starting proficiency level prior to taking the course.
|Required proficiency level
The required starting proficiency level for students of all faculties is a grade of 7 or higher from the Swedish studies at secondary school (B-syllabus) or equivalent knowledge AND a passing grade from the proficiency test held at the beginning of the course unit. Based on this proficiency test the students are directed to brush up on their language skills with self-directed course if it is deemed necessary; mastering basic vocabulary and grammar is a prerequisite to achieving the necessary language proficiency for the various communication situations one faces in professional life.
If a student has not completed Swedish studies (B-language) at secondary school with a grade of 7 or higher, or his/her language skills are otherwise lacking, he/she must achieve the required proficiency level BEFORE taking this compulsory Swedish course unit.
4 ECTS credits / 106 h of student's work
|Language of instruction
|Mode of delivery
|Learning activities and teaching methods
2 x 90 minutes of contact teaching per week and related exercises, self-directed study, a total workload of 106 hours per course unit.
Open university students
|Prerequisites and co-requisites
See Required Proficiency Level above
|Recommended optional programme components
|Recommended or required reading
Course material will be distributed in class.
|Assessment methods and criteria
The course unit focuses on improving both oral and written language skills and requires active attendance and participation in exercises, which also require preparation time. 100% attendance is required. The course unit tests both oral and written language skills. Students participate in the teaching in either autumn semester or spring semester
Alternative Methods of Completion, more information on our homepage: http://www.oulu.fi/languagesandcommunication/
Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.
Oral and written language proficiencies are tested separately and assessed using the so called KORU-criteria (publication of HAMK University of Applied Sciences, 2006).
Separate grades will be awarded for the successful completions of both oral and written portions of the course unit: the possible passing grades are satisfactory skills and good skills (see language decree 481/03). The grades are based on continuous assessment and testing.
See Contact teachers. http://www.oulu.fi/languagesandcommunication/student_counselling
|Working life cooperation
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Torikatu 22 A (2. krs)
PL 2437, 90014 Oulun yliopisto
044 465 2205 ja 044 465 2206, toimisto ja ilmoittautuminen