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ay901052Y Swedish for Economics, Written Skills (OPEN UNI), 1 ECTS cr 
Code ay901052Y  Validity 01.08.2014 -
Name Swedish for Economics, Written Skills (OPEN UNI)  Abbreviation Swedish for Eco 
Scope1 ECTS cr   
TypeLanguage and Communication Studies Discipline8002 Language studies, Swedish 
  GradingKK / T,H,hyv,hyl toinen kotim. kieli 
Unit University of Oulu, Open University 

Proficiency level 

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.

ECTS Credits 

4 ECTS credits / 106 h of student's work

Language of instruction 


Mode of delivery 

Contact teaching

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.

Target group 

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:

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.

Person responsible 

See Contact teachers.

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

Pohjois-Pohjanmaan kesäyliopisto
Torikatu 22 A (2. krs)
PL 2437, 90014 Oulun yliopisto
044 465 2205 ja 044 465 2206, toimisto ja ilmoittautuminen



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