XSUX1000 Finnish Language and Culture (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), and familiarize the participants with the essential parts of Finnish culture depending on the participant’s interests. First and foremost the attention is focused on the strategies needed to manage in everyday situations.
The 25 contact hours will be spent learning to understand Finnish with the help of diverse exercises in groups, pairs and individually. The course focuses mostly on practicing listening and reading comprehension, as well as on using Finnish in routine everyday situations. The course material consists of a reading pack and other material designed to accommodate the students’ particular needs. 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.