Contact hours (4 h / week): oral and written exercises individually and in pairs, group work
Independent studies (6 h / week): homework and preparation for lessons, exams and assignments.
The class will provide students the opportunity to practice new vocabulary and grammatical structures through in-class discussion of assigned activities and readings. To succeed in this course, you must actively participate and you will be expected to attend class regularly, prepare for class daily, and speak as much Finnish as possible.
Through the communicative approach I hope to achieve a high degree of interaction in the classroom and make your learning of Finnish language and culture interesting and fun. We strive for a learning atmosphere that challenges you your skills in a supportive way. There are no wrong answers, only good attempts.
Target level A1. Level descriptions can be found at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/resources/european-language-levels-cefr
Gehring, S. & Heinzmann, S. Suomen mestari 1. Finn Lectura. Helsinki. Chapters 1 - 5. (required) NB! The new, year 2020 edition of the book will be used.
Finnish-English-Finnish dictionary (recommended)
Other material provided by the teacher
Learning Finnish language and culture will give students skills and readiness to work in a Finnish speaking working environment.
The final exam will be arranged on Wednesday, December 16.
If a student does not come to the final exam or does not pass it, there are two possibilities to re-take the exam during the spring term 2021. Check MyNet for the general re-exam days for Finnish courses.
Enrollment for the re-examinations begins five weeks before the exam day and ends at noon on the Monday preceding the exam week.
International students. Differences between Finnish and other cultures.
24.08.2020 - 18.12.2020
The goal of this course is to introduce you to the fundamentals of the Finnish language and culture. The course will provide you with tools to function and communicate in everyday context. After successfully completing the course, you can introduce yourself, give basic information about yourself and ask simple questions can understand and use basic expressions and simple sentences in routine everyday situations are able to deal with everyday social situations and handle simple shopping situations are aware of the basic characteristics of the Finnish language, culture and habits is able to use the surrounding language environment to develop your language skills. Emphasis will be given to all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The assignments will be given during the course. All of the daily homework assignments will be posted on the class website on Moodle after the classes.
17.08.2020 - 28.08.2020
The classes will be on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12.00–13.30. The classroom on both days is 3007. NB! The covid-19 situation might change the plan, and the course might be taught in Zoom later in autumn.
The course is an introduction to Finnish language and culture, and themes handled during this course are me and my everyday life.
Greetings, basic small talk phrases
Introducing oneself and telling about oneself
Weather, seasons, months, telling the time
Asking questions and giving basic information in routine everyday situations
Conjugation of some basic verbs
Vocabulary and key phrases for everyday needs
Describing people and objects in a simple way
RPL The students who start their studies in Bite programme and already know some Finnish, can pass the course and gain the credit points by attending a level test. Written part of the test is organized during the orientation weeks in August or January and the oral part later in the 1st/4th period according to a separate schedule.
Sanna Kukkonen, Taija Hämäläinen
15 - 27
Attendance and active participation 20 %
Regular attendance and active participation in class
Points are given when you are present in class.
Daily attendance and active participation are crucial to your progress. Coming in time, being prepared, doing activities, answering questions and speaking Finnish as much as possible are all part of participation.
Quizzes, texts and/or other assignments 30 - 50 %
Exams 30 - 50 %
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