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Swedish (3 cr)

Code: 8C00CB39-3004

General information


07.02.2022 - 20.03.2022


07.03.2022 - 08.05.2022


3 op

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering


  • Petra Syri

Student groups

  • KONE20


The students can communicate in Swedish both orally and in writing in working life situations. They are able to discuss field related topics in Swedish. They are able to develop their expertise using literature as well as other sources in Swedish.

- can tell about themselves, their education and work experience
- can write a cv and a job application and can handle job interviews
- can write work relevant messages (e.g. e-mails) and manages work related telephone conversations, company presentations and other spoken communication situations
- can use polite phrases
- knows the basic terminology of the field


Telling about oneself and one´s studies
Job application, cv, job interview
Polite phrases and small talk
Basic written messages and spoken work life communication (e.g. company presentations, e-mails)
texts on field specific topics


Pietilä: Kontakt - Teknisk svenska. Edita. Exercises in Moodle

Teaching methods

Lectures, listening comprehension, oral and written exercises in pairs, in small groups and independently

Student workload

Workload 80 h. Lectures + independent tasks

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

There are lots of major errors in the student's written expression and problems with the fluency of text . Their text is simple but coherent and intelligible.
There are lots of mistakes and mispronunciations in the student's oral expression and the pronunciation differs from that of the target language. Despite the problems, the message is mainly intelligible. If the text is read directly from written notes or slides, the maximum grade is 1 to 2.
The students masters the basic vocabulary and key grammatical structures in a limited way.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

There are some minor errors in the student's written expression, but the message is still conveyed without problems. Their text is fluent and consistent, as well as written using basic structures correctly.
There are some mispronunciations and grammatical errors and in the student's oral expression, but they do not disturb the conveying of the message. Good, fluent basic language skills, presented relatively spontaneously, yet based to some extent on notes. Hesitation slows down the student's speech.
The students masters the basic vocabulary and field-specific vocabulary quite well. The student uses key grammatical structures quite faultlessly.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student's written expression is faultless, very fluent, and the student pays attention to stylistic matters required by professional-life communication situations. They also use complex syntactic structures in their text.
There are no mistakes in oral expression; the student's pronunciation is authentic and their speed of speech is appropriate. Overall, their speech is spontaneous, fluent narration, which the listener can easily follow. The student reacts in an adequate way in interactive situations.
The students masters a large vocabulary and uses grammatical structures fluently and in a varied way.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral and written exams. Students should attend 80 % of the contact lessons.


B1 skill level

Further information

80 % attendance requidred