XSUX1009 Let's Talk Fluently in Finnish (2 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024



During the course students will activate their language skills especially in oral communication and listening. Students practice using Finnish in a more spontaneous and fluent way in different situations. The themes for the course will be collectively agreed upon at the beginning.

Completion methods

Speaking and speech comprehension will be practiced in different kinds of pair and group conversation exercises. In addition, the discussion topics that arise during the course exercises will be addressed collectively. Communication and authentic speech comprehension will also be practiced outside of the contact hours in the form of homework assignments. Students will also vlog weekly and have assigments concerning them. At the end of the course, the students will complete a larger course work.

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is that students will be encouraged and be able to use Finnish in different everyday and semi-official situations. The student will also be able to speak about and discuss a somewhat abstract topic of his/her own interest when s/he has prepared in advance. Students will also learn self-assessment methods for their own speaking and speech comprehension and how to give peer feedback to their fellow students.

The aim: B1 - B2

Additional information

Conversation course
TARGET GROUP: For students that have completed 100 - 150 hours of Finnish studies.

Description of prerequisites

During or after "Study life Finnish" course or after 150 hours of Finnish studies or other equivalent studies. (Not intended for students that have completed "Finnish in the society".)

Recommended prerequisites

Study materials

The study material for the course can be collected from the teacher for a fee.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Completion of the course requires active participation and attendance as well as returning the given tasks/exercises within the agreed schedule.
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (2 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail