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Swedish as the Second Official Language (Fin.)

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IITB2003B
Type: Compulsory / Basic Studies
Curriculum: IT 2016
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 3 (2018-2019)
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Isokangas, Sari
Language of Instruction: English

Learning Outcomes

The student will attain writing and speaking skills in Swedish language required in one’s profession, as stipulated by The Language Decree 6.6.2003/424 . The student can communicate in writing and orally in working life communication situations. Target level CEFR B1.

Student's Workload

135 h, of which 70 h scheduled.
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Secondary education syllabus.


Speaking and writing skills needed in working life, exercises in various communication situations in working life and interaction skills. Texts and vocabulary pertaining to engineering.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Material compiled by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Speaking and writing skills.

Assessment Criteria

Grade in scale 1-5 /fail, as well as a grade in satisfactory (1-3) and good /4-5)/fail for speaking and writing skills, in accordance with the Language Decree on the second official language.
Grade 5: The student can communicate fluently and use an appropriate style in challenging communication situations in working life. S/he can communicate actively and can apply the language learnt during the course in a variety of ways. The student understands and produces speech and writing that is challenging contents wise. The student can use Swedish language correctly and mostly without mistakes.
Grade 3: The student manages fairly well in speaking and writing situations in working life and in other ever day life. The student can write a unified text contents wise. S/he understands speech spoken in normal tempo but unfamiliar topics produce difficulties.
Grade 1: The student can communicate so that s/he is understood in simple and routine communication situations in working life and other situations. The student understands the essential parts of a text and speech if the topic is familiar.

Assessment Methods

Written examinations and presentations, interviews, an oral examination. Attendance requirement 80 %, active participation in activities required.