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Finnish for Working Purposes 1

Finnish for Working Purposes 1

Code:  FIN8LF002
Extent: 6 ECTS (162 h)
Timing: Semester 3
Language: Finnish and English
Level: Joint professional studies
Type: Free-choice studies

Prerequisites

Student has successfully completed the course  Basic Communication in Finnish 2.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • can understand main points of clear standard speech and texts on general and familiar matters
  • is able to deal with and communicate in familiar situations related to everyday life
  • can express personal views and opinions
  • can write simple connected texts on general and familiar topics
  • can recognize one’s own strengths and development areas as a language learner
  • can use and develop language learning strategies appropriate for oneself and set personal language learning goals
  • has the confidence and ability to use one’s language skills and is able to search information in Finnish
  • has enhanced his/her HH3S competences as applicable to the course.

Course contents

This course develops student’s vocabulary, speaking and writing skills, and also the knowledge of Finnish grammar. The purpose is to provide students with intermediate level language skills that enable them to improve their knowledge and familiarity with Finnish society and culture. Themes handled during this course are everyday and working life, services, media (tv, radio, newspapers), society, environment and social relations. The course corresponds to the B1.1 level of the Common European Framework.

  • Describing and discussing everyday, general matters, events and experiences
  • Running errands and communicating in service situations
  • Reading simple media texts
  • Communicative tasks and exercises grounded in real-life situations
  • Grammar

Cooperation with the business community

Real business based cases, guest speakers, company visits as appropriate.

International dimension

International and global business approach to course themes and topics, contributions by multinational student groups and company cooperation.

Teaching and learning methods

Contact lessons
Oral and written exercises (independent, pair, group)
Workshop-style learning environment
Homework and preparation for lessons
Assignments
Short presentations and/or oral summaries
DVD/CD/Internet material
Learning games
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Accreditation of prior learning

Not applicable.

Teacher with the main responsibility of the course

Tuula Jäppinen
Hanna Tani

Course materials

Gehring, S. & Heinzmann, S. 2012. Suomen mestari 2.Chapters 1-6. Finn Lectura. Helsinki.

Assessment criteria

Grade/Learning outcomes

1 (Min. 40%
competence level)
3 (Min. 70%
competence level)
5 (Min. 90%
competence level)
Knowledge The student understands some of the main points of clear standard speech and texts on general matters. He/she has difficulties with the basic vocabulary and grammar. The student understands most of the main points of clear standard speech and texts on general matters. He/she knows the basic vocabulary and grammar. The student understands easily the main points of clear standard speech and texts on general matters. He/she knows well the basic vocabulary and grammar.
Skills The student can communicate poorly in situations related to general topics and everyday life. He/she has poor confidence and ability to use Finnish in everyday situations. The student can communicate in situations related to general topics and everyday life. He/she has confidence and ability to use Finnish in everyday situations. The student can communicate easily in situations related to general topics and everyday life. He/she has good confidence and ability to use Finnish in his/her everyday life.
Competence The student shows poor activity and minor independent investment to his/her learning process. He/she is able to deal with only some of the communicative situations handled during the course. He/she has problems complying with the deadlines. The student shows poor service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy. The student participates actively, complies with the deadlines and can act independently as a language learner. The student is able to deal with the communicative situations handled during the course.
The student shows good service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.
The student participates very actively and can act independently and efficiently as a language learner. The student masters well the communicative situations handled during the course. The student shows excellent service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.

Modes of assessment and their weights

Continuous assessment 50%: active participation, assignment(s), presentation(s)
Examinations 50%
All assessment components must be completed successfully to pass the course.

The assessment of one's own learning does not influence the course grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed on an E-form.