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From zero to excellent Swedish grades: the story of a Finnish engineering student

September 3, 2015

Finnish universities have a mandatory Swedish course that everyone has to pass in order to graduate. While Finns do study Swedish in school, the mandatory Swedish course in the university still causes a lot of headache, especially for the engineering students. Only a fraction of them get through the mandatory course without remedial teaching, and in the worst cases, failing to complete that one course delays their graduation. When the 25-year-old mechanic Mika Lamminen started his studies at the Tampere…

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