Business Swedish (Finns) (In Finnish)

Structure Type: Course
Code: TIP0314
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: i
Teacher Team: Isokangas, Sari ; Savolainen, Katariina
Language of Instruction: Swedish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
T-IB-2009   1 autumn   3.0   2009-08-24   2009-12-19  
T-IB-2010   1 autumn   3.0   2010-08-24   2010-12-18  
T-IB-2011   1 autumn   3.0   2011-08-22   2011-12-23  
T-IB-2012   1 autumn   3.0   2012-08-24   2012-12-18  
T-IB-2013   1 autumn   3.0        
IB-2014   1 autumn   3.0        
IB-2015   1 autumn   3.0        
IB-2016   1 autumn   3.0        
IB-2017   1 autumn   3.0        

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 will learn the usage of Swedish in working life and the vocabulary and concepts of business language. The student will get familiar with business correspondence, meetings, negotiations and reports.The student will be introduced to the local and Scandinavian business life and business culture through learning Swedish. S/He will see bilingualism as a strength and is willing to improve his/her Swedish skills.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 81 h
- of which scheduled studies: 39 h
- of which autonomous studies: 42 h
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Secondary education Syllabus.


Business language, business correspondence, negotiations and customer service.

Regional Impact

The student will be introduced to companies in the field in Swedish


The student will be introduced to business life and business life in the Nordic countries in Swedish.

Recommended or Required Reading

Jaana Tolkki, Merja Öhman: Perspektiv. Svenska för för yrkeshögskolestudenter, Sanoma Pro Oy 2016.

Sari Hanska-Aare, marit Keränen, Kirsi Lehtoviita, Mia Pirttilä: Gå med vinst! Affärssvenska för högskolor, Edita 2015.

Extra material informed by the lecturer.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Active participation in contact teaching, communicative exercises, individual studies.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 1:
The student can participate in predictable working life communication situations. The student is able to use simple structures and work-related words and expressions. The attitude toward learning Swedish is positive.

Grade 3:
The student manages fairly well in the most common predictable working life situations. The student is able to use different grammatical structures and phrases in work-related communication. The student has a fairly good command of vocabulary of his/her own field. The attitude toward learning Swedish is positive.

Grade 5:
The student is able to communicate on an advanced level. The student can interact fluently in different work-related situations and has an excellent command of grammatical structures and vocabulary. The attitude toward learning Swedish in positive. The student has an interest in improving his/her skills all the time.

Assessment Methods

Course participation, written and oral tasks and written and oral examination. 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.