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 this year. Online courses are grouped separately. Preparatory language courses are aimed at all students regardless of their field. Please note that the teaching language in all preparatory courses is mostly 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 regardless of the name, also online courses.

Course name Course code Responsible teacher Timing Notes
Preparation studies, English VENGVAL-8-3030 Raimovaara, Riitta Spring 2020
Preparation studies, English VENGVAL-8-3031 Järveläinen, Kaarina Spring 2020
Preparation studies, English VENGVAL-8-3029 Raimovaara, Riitta Autumn 2020
Preparation Studies, Swedish VRUOTVAL-8-3036 Järveläinen, Kaarina Spring 2020
Preparation Studies, Swedish VRUOTVAL-8-3040 Kerttula, Anne Spring 2020
Preparation Studies, Swedish VRUOTVAL-8-3039 Salmi, Maija Autumn 2020
Preparation Studies, Swedish VRUOTVAL-8-3041 Raimovaara, Riitta Autumn 2020
PREPARATORY ONLINE COURSES:
Course name Course code Responsible teacher Timing Notes
Basic English Grammar N-KV572-3048 Leikomaa, Marianna Spring 2020 Also open UAS
Basic English Grammar N-KV572-3055 Leikomaa, Marianna Spring 2020 Also open UAS
Basic English Grammar N-KV572-3057 Tillander, Kristiina Spring 2020 Also open UAS
Basic English Grammar N-KV572-3049 Leikomaa, Marianna Autumn 2020 Also open UAS
Basic English Grammar N-KV572-3056 Leikomaa, Marianna Autumn 2020 Also open UAS
Basic English Grammar N-KV572-3058 Leikomaa, Marianna Autumn 2020 Also open UAS
Basic English Grammar N-KV572-3059 Tillander, Kristiina Autumn 2020 Also open UAS
Basic Swedish Grammar N-KV603-3015 Raimovaara, Riitta Spring 2020 Also open UAS
Nätsvenska – Online Prep Course in Swedish NV00CP35-3013 Hanska, Sari; Kerttula, Anne; Mäkelä, Reijo; Sallila, Joni Spring 2020
Nätsvenska – Online Prep Course in Swedish NV00CP35-3014 Hanska, Sari; Kallinen, Katri; Kerttula, Anne; Sallila, Joni Autumn 2020