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5656 Swedish for Language Proficiency in Finland, 5 cr 
Code 5656  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Swedish for Language Proficiency in Finland  Abbreviation SweLangProf,Hki 
Credits5 cr  Date of expiry 10 years
TypeLanguage studies Subject560 Studies in Languages and Business Communication: Swedish 
KindCourse  Hours  
Study right   GradingStandard Scale 
Recommended time 
Organisation Languages: Swedish, Helsinki 

Peltola, Katja 

Course Description 

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The course aims at higher fluency and more advanced use of Swedish. The course is open to students with prior knowledge of Swedish, CEFR-level A2.2. This course is also suitable for students from Finnish high school.

By completing the course students who have received their secondary education in Finnish in Finland fulfil the requirements of proficiency in Swedish required of personnel in public bodies.

Learning Goal 

You can interact in everyday working life situations in Swedish. You have basic knowledge of how to write different, short, work-related texts.

After completing the course, you will be able to 
  • understand, produce and react to the main points of texts, speech and expressions on some working life related subjects
  • write simple working life related texts, for instance e-mails.
  • express yourself in writing in Swedish in simpler work-related situtations 
  • formulate simpler work-related texts
Course Category 

Blended learning course


Course 5623-3B Swedish as a foreign language 3B or placement test in Moodle is required.

Total Student Workload 

134 hours divided into
Scheduled (contact) hours: 56 h
Non-scheduled work: 78 h


Classroom lessons and self-studies, with min. of 80 % mandatory attendance. Be present at the first week of teaching to confirm your participation in the course.

Literature and Course Material 

Teacher’s material and selected parts of:

• Kaukinen, M. & Renja, K. (2016): Balans. Svenska för affärsstudier. Sanoma pro.

• Levy Scherrer, P. & Lindemalm, K. (2012). Rivstart Yrkesliv. Natur & Kultur. 


Written exams 50 % (during the course)
Oral exam 20 % (during the course)
Classroom activity and homework 30 %

Equivalent Courses 

Students who have completed the earlier course 5623-D Swedish as a Foreign Language IV: Swedish at work (3 cr) cannot take this course.

Non-degree studies (Open University, JOO and Contract Studies) 

Open university quota: 10 
Quota for JOO-students: 10

Students from Aalto:
Students from Arcada:

Additional Information 

One group in the spring term.


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Function Name Type cr Course coordinator Time table
Registration not started Swedish for Language Proficiency in Finland, Hki  Course  Peltola, Katja 
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