Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


On completing the course, you will have gained a systematic proficiency of Russian. You will be familiar with the vocabulary of your specific field and be able to convincingly deliver a presentation. You will understand and be able to compose business letters the follow the conventions for business writing, and have learnt to distinguish differences between the business environments of Finland and internationally and apply this knowledge to your own work.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 10.01.2023 - 14.02.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Valeria Seraya-Rautaneva

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period): C1

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: . Languages of study attainment:


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The major forms and grammar used in the field, communication situations related to work life along with the related knowledge of the international countries and customs.

    Course participants practise delivering speeches or other presentations using different speech communication methods.

    The course covers different types of texts of current interest.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course requires regular attendance, active participation in class and completion of homework assignments. Composition of various types of business correspondence. A combined written and oral examination. The weights given to the different assignments in the final grade are specified at the start of the course.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1. Contact hours: lectures 24 h

    2. Self-study (learning assignments and preparation for lectures and tests): 53 h

    3. Examinations (oral and written): 4 h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : Russian

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III
    2023-2024 No teaching

    Enrollment :

    Registration for courses will take place on Sisu. Registration must be confirmed by attending the first lesson.