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Spoken Finnish

Spoken Finnish
  • Code: FIN8TF100
  • Extent: 3 cr (81 h)
  • Timing: 4th semester or later
  • Language: Finnish
  • Level: professional studies
  • Type: free choice

Starting level and linkage with other courses

Finnish 1–5 or A2 (See detailed level descriptions of language competence at: http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/education/elp/elp-reg/Source/Global_scale/globalscale.pdf

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • gains self-confidence to be relaxed and converse more spontaneously in Finnish
  • delivers various kinds of speeches (impromptu, informative)
  • demonstrates an ability to express oneself more effectively in social situations
  • improves pronunciation and enhance vocabulary of especially the ICT-field. 

Course contents

The course is designed to activate and enhance oral skills in Finnish as well as to give practice in Finnish conversation by focusing on situations in different areas of everyday life.

Students read short articles and discuss them, give small individual/group presentations and participate in group discussions and simulations, for which they prepare at home and in class. 

Teaching and learning methods

  • Contact hours 32 h (4 h/week): pair and team assignments, team discussions, oral presentations
  • Independent studies 48 h (6h/week): homework and preparation for lessons, discussions, presentations and exercise
  • The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Teacher responsible

Taija Hämäläinen, Pasila Campus

Course materials

Provided by the teacher 

Assessment

The course is evaluated on a scale from 1 to 5. The assessment criteria is presented on a scale from 1 to 3.

Components

1 (40 %)

3 (70 %)

5 (90 %)

Knowledge

The student has limited understanding of spoken everyday Finnish and ability to express himself/herself in a social situation.  

The student understands partly spoken everyday Finnish and has ability to express himself/herself in a social situation.

The student understands spoken everyday Finnish well and has a good ability to express himself/herself in a social situation.

Skills

The student is able to participate in the interactive class discussion. He/she can prepare and give various kinds of speeches. With his/her vocabulary it is possible to to prepare and give a basic presentations.

The student delivers oral presentations and participates in the interactive class discussion rather well. His/her vocabulary is wide enough for preparing and giving presentations.

The student delivers oral presentations and participates in the interactive class discussion without difficulty. His/her vocabulary is wide enough for preparing and giving diverse presentations.

Competence

He/she can manage communication situations with basic competence in Finnish. The student can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

He/she can manage communication situations appropriately in Finnish. The student can relatively well interact in a simple way provided the other person talks quite slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

He/she can manage communication situations well in Finnish. The student can very well interact in a simple way provided the other person talks quite slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Assessment components and their respective weights

Attendance and active participation 30 % 
Independent assignments 50 %
Team assignments 20 %

The assessment of one’s own learning does not influence the 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 online in WinhaOpaali.