Emphasis will be given to all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. 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, 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. Contact hours: oral and written exercises individually and in pairs, group work, learning games. Independent studies: homework and preparation for lessons, exams and assignments, online material.
Compulsory material: Gehring, Sonja & Heinzmann, Sanni. Suomen mestari 2. Finn Lectura. ISBN: 978-951-792-477-1. Chapters 1-4. On-line exercises and other additional materials in Moodle.
Learning Finnish language and culture will give students skills and readiness to work in a Finnish speaking working environment.
The final exam will take place on Tuesday, December 11. 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 spring 2017: February 14., and April 25. Enrolment for the re-examinations begins five weeks before the exam day and ends at noon on the Monday preceding the exam week. More info in MyNet.
Global business approach to course themes and contributions by multicultural student groups.
26.08.2019 - 13.12.2019
Learning assignment 1: writing a short essay Learning assignment 2: writing text messages Learning assignment 3: will be decided based on the students' interests
17.06.2019 - 23.08.2019
Contact lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 16.00–17.30 in 1007. Week 1/34: RPL tests and guidance (no contact lessons) Week 2/35: Introduction and review, Chapter 1 Week 3/36: Chapter 1 Week 4/37: Chapter 1 Week 5/38: Chapter 2 Week 6/39: Chapter 2 Week 7/40: Chapter 2 Week 8/41: Tuesday 9.10. Exam 1 (Chapters 1 –2), no lessons on Thursday, October 11. Intensive week (no contact lessons) Week 9/43: Chapter 3 Week 10/44: Chapter 3 Week 11/45: Chapter 3 Week 12/46: Chapter 3/4 Week 13/47: Chapter 4 Week 14/48: Chapter 4 Week 15/49: Chapter 4 Week 16/50: Tuesday 11.12. Exam 2 (Chapters 3 –4), Thursday 13.12. Feedback session
If you have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, you can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through your studies. More information and instructions for RPL are available at MyNet.
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Students' performance is graded on the following scale: Excellent (5), Very good (4), Good (3), Satisfactory (2), Fair (1), Fail (0).
* Active participation 30 % - attendance and working during the lessons - learning assignments
* Written exams (2) 70 %
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Your knowledge of the language is satisfactory in view of the projected learning outcomes of the course. Your skills allow you to complete the given tasks and assignments with assistance. You need to develop how to apply your knowledge. In view of the projected learning outcomes, you have a basic knowledge of the language and you demonstrate a limited ability to apply your skills, but you have difficulty to manage without assistance.
Your knowledge of the language is good in view of the projected learning outcomes of the course. Your skills allow you complete the given tasks and assignments independently. You are able to apply your knowledge in practical situations, considering the projected learning outcomes of the course. You can critique your own abilities and identify ways to improve. In view of the projected learning outcomes, you have a basic to good knowledge of the language and you demonstrate sufficient ability to apply your skills. You can perform independently, but you have some challenges in passing on your skills and knowledge to others. You have an interest in professional development.
Your knowledge of the language is excellent in view of the projected learning outcomes of the course. Your skills allow you to apply your knowledge in demanding situations, considering the projected learning outcomes of the course. You can independently find ways to develop your skills and to cope in spontaneous situations. In view of the projected learning outcomes, you have detailed and explicit knowledge in the language and you apply your skills with natural proficiency. You can perform independently and you are also able and actively willing to help others develop and pass on your skills. You have an attitude of continuous professional development.