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Chapter 3 will focus on students
learning to communicate in a multicultural community. Students will learn to
critically engage with the notion of culture and how cultures can be approached
using different frameworks. They will reflect upon ‘doing’ and ‘having’ culture
in their own lives.
Students will be introduced to some cultural aspects of
Finnish life. They will also reflect on the advantages of learning the local
languages, Finnish and Swedish. They will understand how local language skills
can provide a path to full participation in the community and enhance better
understanding of the local culture. Students will also be introduced to the academic
writing skills required when studying in a higher education degree programme in
English. They will learn some of the crucial perspectives they must consider as
academic writers. In addition, they will learn the importance of referring to
previous work in academic writing and understand ways to develop their academic