XSUX1000 Finnish Language and Culture (2 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
English
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

Description

Content

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.

Completion methods

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.

Learning outcomes

The course provides students with different strategies to understand Finnish, abilities to search for basic information in simple texts and cope with routine everyday situations in Finnish. The students will also acquire an understanding of the particularities of the Finnish language.

Description of prerequisites

The course is aimed for beginners with no previous knowledge of Finnish.

Study materials

The course material consists of a reading pack and other material designed to accommodate the students’ particular needs.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
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.
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Teaching (2 cr)

Type:
Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
English
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