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Finnish for Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Finnish for Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Code: FIN2RZ001
Extent: 3 cr (81 h)
Timing: period 5
Language: English, Finnish
Level: Professional studies, target level A1
Type: compulsory

Prerequisites
None or very preliminary knowledge in Finnish.

Learning outcomes
The course introduces the foreign students to the very core of Finnish language and its grammar.
The main objective of the course is to build a solid foundation for further Finnish studies.
The course is targeted to hospitality management students

Course contents
Vowel harmony
Gradation (KPT alternation)
All six verb types
Present and simplepast tense, positive and negative, passive and active form
Question words, -ko/-kö, question sentence, täytyy sentence
Finnish cases, subjects and objects
Finnish plurals (-t and -i)

Cooperation with the business community and other organisations
Company visits and visiting foreign students/alumni (who are using Finnish at their work places)

International
The course is conducted in hospitality management-programs with a mix of international students and exchange students.

Teaching and learning methods
Discussion and oral presentations
Reading and written assignments
Field trip in the industry

Contact lessons 48 h
Independent work 31 h
The own learning assessment 1 h

Recognition of Prior Learning (in Finnish AHOT)
The student may complete part of the course on the basis of a skills test. The student must show sufficient knowledge and skills to receive the credits. Skills test is assessed on a scale 1-5.

Teacher/s with the main responsibility for the course
Laura Uusitalo

Course materials
White, Leila 2009. From start to Finnish. A short course in Finnish. Helsinki, Finn Lectura
Selected articles and material given by the lecturer
Additional reading: Kenttälä, Marjukka 2003. Kieli käyttöön 1: suomen kielen alkeisoppikirja Helsinki, yliopistopaino.

Assessment
Active participation
Discussion and oral presentations
Reading and written assignments
Written exam

The own learning assessment assignment does not impact your grade. The  assignment is the same for all courses/modules and your answers will be used also for course/module development. The assignment is completed online in  WinhaOpaali.

The module 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 has a passable command of standard oral and written Finnish on general topics. The student is able to communicate in some of the situations he/she is likely to encounter.

Grade 3
 The student has a satisfactory command of standard oral and written Finnish on general topics. The student is able to communicate in many of the situations he/she is likely to encounter.

Grade 5
 The student has a good command of standard oral and written Finnish on general topics. The student is able to communicate in most situations he/she is likely to encounter.