Preparatory language studies

Every year, TAMK arranges preparatory “bridging” courses in English and Swedish for students whose skill level in one or both of these languages is lower than the level required to start the compulsory language courses for their particular degree programme. The aim is thus to bridge the gap between the student’s current level and the target level. For Swedish, the target skill level is A2–B1 on the Common European Framework for Languages (CEF); for English, B1.2–B2.1 on the CEF. Preparatory language courses belong to elective studies.

The list below shows the preparatory language courses offered in 2019. Online courses are grouped separately. Preparatory language courses are aimed at all students regardless of their field. Please note that all preparatory courses are organised partly in Finnish. More detailed information (e.g. the course schedule) can be accessed through TAMK ECTS Study Guide. Students can enroll in the courses using Pakki.

All the courses listed on this page are preparatory courses despite the name, also online courses.

Course name Course code Teacher Timing Note
Preparation Studies, English VENGVAL-8-3026 Raimovaara, Riitta Spring 2019
Preparation Studies, English VENGVAL-8-3028 Järveläinen, Kaarina Spring 2019
Preparation Studies, English VENGVAL-6-3007 Järveläinen, Kaarina Autumn 2019
Preparation Studies, English VENGVAL-8-3027 Järveläinen, Kaarina Autumn 2019
Preparation Studies, Swedish VRUOTVAL-8-3033 Järveläinen, Kaarina Spring 2019
Preparation Studies, Swedish VRUOTVAL-8-3034 Järveläinen, Kaarina Spring 2019
Preparation Studies, Swedish VRUOTVAL-8-3032 Järveläinen, Kaarina Autumn 2019
Preparation Studies, Swedish VRUOTVAL-8-3035 Haukijärvi, Tarja Autumn 2019
PREPARATORY ONLINE COURSES:
Course name Course code Teacher Timing Note
Basic English Grammar N-KV572-3038 Tillander, Kristiina Spring 2019
Basic English Grammar N-KV572-3039 Tillander, Kristiina Spring 2019
Basic English Grammar N-KV572-3041 Leikomaa, Marianna Spring 2019
Basic English Grammar N-KV572-3044 Leikomaa, Marianna Spring 2019 Open UAS
Basic English Grammar N-KV572-3046 Leikomaa, Marianna Spring 2019 Summer course
Basic English Grammar N-KV572-3042 Tillander, Kristiina Autumn 2019
Basic English Grammar N-KV572-3043 Leikomaa, Marianna Autumn 2019
Basic English Grammar N-KV572-3045 Leikomaa, Marianna Autumn 2019 Open UAS
Basic Swedish Grammar N-KV603-3014 Raimovaara, Riitta Spring 2019 Open UAS
Nätsvenska – Online Prep Course in Swedish NV00CP35-3010 Kallinen, Katri; Kerttula, Anne; Mäkelä, Reijo; Sallila, Joni Spring 2019
Nätsvenska – Online Prep Course in Swedish NV00CP35-3011 Kallinen, Katri; Kerttula, Anne; Mäkelä, Reijo; Sallila, Joni Autumn 2019