Finnish Business Communication 1, 5 cr - FIN1LE201
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Upon completion of the course, the student
use Finnish in a proficient manner; to produce clear, comprehensible texts and presentations
recognise and describe the features of the Finnish language
recognise the structure and essential parts of Finnish business documents
produce texts and presentations related to recruitment and business
present him/herself in a positive light when applying for jobs
formulate the message in a manner that promotes the company and/or minimises harm to it
The assessment of one’s own learning
Oral and written exercises individually and in pairs, group work
Homework and preparation for lessons and exams.
Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
Accreditation of prior learning (APL) is observed on the course according to separate instructions. Please, contact the teacher when starting the course.
Kankaanpää, S. & Piehl, A. 2011. Tekstintekijän käsikirja. Opas työssä kirjoittaville. Yrityskirjat. Helsinki.
Kortetjärvi-Nurmi, S. & Murtola, K. 2015. Areena. Yritysviestinnän käsikirja. Edita. Helsinki. TAI
Kortetjärvi-Nurmi, S., Kuronen, M.-L. & Ollikainen, M. 2011. Yrityksen viestintä. Edita. Helsinki.
Other material provided by teacher.
Starting level and linkage with other courses
Office Applications 1. Excellent Finnish skills if one's mother tongue is other than Finnish.
Assessment criteria - grade 1
The student is able to write basic documents in Finnish by using word processing programs and standard Finnish document templates and produce understandable documents. (S)he understands the varying purposes of different documents and meets deadlines, follows instructions and participates in class.
Assessment criteria - grade 3
The student is able to independently write basic documents in Finnish, which are of suitable quality be sent to the recipient in terms of appearance and phrasing. (S)he is able to write texts with appropriate style and nuance for the target audience. The student is able to present him/herself in somewhat positive light in recruitment situations and displays the proper ways of professional working and meets deadlines. (S)he knows how to follow instructions and independently apply his/her skills, as well as is able to give feedback to others. The student knows how to benefit from feedback and learns from mistakes.
Assessment criteria - grade 5
The student is able to independently plan and write documents and texts in Finnish, which are correct in appearance, phrasing and contents. S/he is able to manage the most demanding word processing tasks. The student is able to write documents and texts fluently, including suitable style and nuance, in different communication situations in work life, such as job hunting and business purposes. (S)he is able to present him/herself in positive light in recruitment situations, follows schedules well and is able to plan how to best use his/her own time. S/he shows initiative and is able to share his/her knowledge and give constructive feedback to others. The student is able to assess the contents, appearance and phrasing of documents and presentations, improve his/her working methods and seek new solutions.