Classes on Wednesdays at 14:00-15.45 and Fridays at 12:00-13.45 in Pasila
Active self-study between the lessons (homework and Moodle exercises)
Two comprehensive learning assignments (tests)
Other learning assignments (video, text)
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.
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.
This course develops student’s ability to understand and use Finnish language further and activates the language skills learned earlier. The students are encouraged and able to use Finnish in everyday situations.
Gehring, Sonja & Heinzmann, Sanni: Uudistettu Suomen mestari 2. Finn Lectura. Helsinki. Chapters 1-4. (2022)
Note! The renewed version of Suomen mestari 2 book (2022) will be used on the course.
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.
Two comprehensive learning assignments (weeks xx and xx) replacing one final exam
Re-exam (covering the whole course) to be agreed separately
International students. Differences between Finnish and other cultures.
22.08.2022 - 16.12.2022
Homework and weekly exercises in Moodle Video assignment Writing assignment All assignments must be submitted within the agreed schedule (deadlines announced in Moodle).
13.06.2022 - 19.08.2022
On Wednesdays at 14:00-15.45 and Fridays at 12:00-13:45 from August 31st to December 14th
Intensive week 42, no lessons
Detailed schedule in Moodle
Themes handled during the course are health, travelling, presentations and Finnish working life.
The grammar studied during the course:
past tense forms of verbs (simple past and perfect tenses)
imperative forms of verbs
pluperfect forms of verbs
3. infinitive forms of verbs.
RPL The students who start their studies 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. The RPL test can only be taken once.
15 - 40
Continuous assessment and oral skills 30 %
Learning assignment 1 35 %
Learning assignment 2 35 %
Regular and active participation is crucial to your progress. Coming in time, being prepared, doing activities, answering questions and speaking Finnish as much as possible are all part of the continuous demonstration of your language skills.
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