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Introduction to Finnish language 2

Introduction to Finnish language 2

Code: FIN1RZ005
Scope: 3 cr (81 h)
Timing: 1st semester
Language: English and Finnish
Level: core studies
Type: compulsory *
*Required only of foreign students in the HOTEM programme.

Learning objectives
Upon successful completion of the course, the student:

• is able to deal with everyday social situations
• increases his/her knowledge of the basics of Finnish language and culture
• can understand and use basic expressions and simple sentences in routine everyday situations

Target level A1+, Level descriptions can be found at http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/education/elp/elp-reg/Source/Global_scale/globa

Contents
The course is a continuation of FIN4TF0010. It is an introduction to the Finnish language and the Finnish society. The themes handled during this course are me, my family and daily life.

• Telling about oneself and some personal matters
• Partitive forms of nouns
• Possessive clauses
• Time expressions
• Verb conjugation in present tense, types 1 - 5
• Consonant gradation in verbs

Starting level and linkage with other courses
Introduction to the Finnish Language 1 (FIN1RZ004) or A1

Assessment
The course is evaluated on a scale excellent (5), very good (4), good (3), satisfactory (2), fair (1), fail (0). The assessment criteria is presented on a scale 1 - 3 - 5.

Grade 1
The student knows some basic characteristics of Finnish language, and is able to understand some basic vocabulary in everyday situations.
The student can use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases. He/she can interact in a very simple way in everydau situations.
The student has limited motivation to take responsibility for his/her learning process. He/she is able to deal with some of the communicative situations handled during the course.

Grade 3
The student knows most basic characters of Finnish language and understands familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases in everyday situations well.
The student can use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases well. He/she can interact in a simple way in everyday situations.
The student is motivated to take responsibility for his/her learning process. He/she can somewhat master the communicative situations handled during the course.

Grade 5
The student knows basic characters of Finnish language and understands and uses familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases very well.
The student can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases very well. He/she can interact in a simple way in everyday situations.
The student is fully motivated to take responsibility for his/her learning and participates actively. He/she can master the communicative situations handled during the course.

Learning methods
The learning goals of this course can be reached in the following ways:

a. Contact hours 32 h (4 h / week): oral and written exercises individually and in pairs, group work
Independent studies 48 h (6 h / week): homework and preparation for lessons, exams and assignments.

Assessing one´s own learning is compulsory part of the course.

Teacher responsible
Laura Uusitalo