XSU0026 Survival Finnish 1 (2 cr)
The aim is to practice receptive skills such as the understanding of routine everyday written and spoken texts (buying a train ticket, reading announcements). First and foremost the attention is focused on the strategies needed to manage in these situations.
The 24 contact hours will be spent learning to understand Finnish with the help of diverse exercises in groups, pairs and also individually. The course focuses mostly on practicing listening and reading comprehension, as well as on using Finnish in routine everyday situations. Completing home assignments is an important part of the course. The support language of the course is English.
Completion of the course requires attendance, active participation in discussions and completion of the assignments within the given schedule. At the end of the course there is an exam.
Exchange students who stay in Finland only for one academic term. Upon completion of the Survival Finnish course, the students cannot directly progress onto Suomi 2.