In primary school´s 6th grade, students start studying B1-language, Swedish. The need to know the Swedish language in Finland is based on the country´s bilingualism and the connections to Sweden and other Nordic countries. Swedish is needed especially in administration and care, service and manufacturing industries. The economic cooperation with different parties requires Swedish language skills in business throughout the entire country. The B1-Swedish teaching encourages the student in self-expression and communication in the Swedish language as early as possible.