is able to tell about his/her home
can tell about his/her work
is able to plan a trip and a party
is able to make a short presentation in Finnish
is able to produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest
has deepened his/her knowledge of the Finnish culture and language
Consonant gradation and other changes (in the stem) of nouns and verbs
Different types of nouns: nominative plural, local cases
Expressing one's opinion
Inflection of the personal and demonstrative pronouns
Use of the partitive case: uncountable words
Basics of the object
Subordinate clauses and conjunctions
Vocabulary: furniture, tourism, travelling, means of transportation, food, parties, work and occupation
Elementary features of spoken language
The assessment of one’s own learning
Oral and written exercises individually and in pairs, group work.
Homework and preparation for lessons and exams
Gehring, S. & Heinzmann, S. 2010. Suomen mestari 1. Suomen kielen oppikirja aikuisille. Finn Lectura. Helsinki. Chapters 6 - 9. (compulsory)
Other material provided by teacher.
Starting level and linkage with other courses
The student has successfully completed the course Finnish for Beginners 1 FIN1LE203 or acquired this level in the entry level test in Finnish.
Assessment criteria - grade 1
The student understands some basic structures and vocabulary in familiar everyday situations and some basic elements in short texts. (She) is able to apply some of the learned skills and communicate in some everyday situations.
Assessment criteria - grade 3
The student understands the basic structures and vocabulary in familiar everyday situations and some short texts. (S)he is able to apply the learned skills and communicate in most familiar everyday situations.
Assessment criteria - grade 5
The student usually understands well the basic structures and vocabulary in everyday situations and in short everyday-related texts. (S)he is able to apply the learned skills and communicate independently in familiar and new situations.