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Finnish for Exchange Students 1

Finnish for Exchange Students 1

Code: FIN8LF010
Extent: 3 cr (81 h)
Timing: -
Language: English and Finnish
Level: Core studies
Type: Elective studies

Prerequisites

No previous studies or knowledge of Finnish language required. This course is for exchange students only.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • can introduce oneself, give basic information about oneself and ask simple questions
  • can understand the most common words and phrases in routine everyday situations
  • is able to deal with simple social situations and handle simple shopping situation 
  • is aware of the basic characteristics of Finnish language, culture and habits 
  • is aware of different language learning strategies 
  • is able to use the surrounding language environment to develop one's language skills
  • has enhanced his/her HH3S competences as applicable to the course.

Course contents

The purpose is to provide students with survival language skills that enable them to use some basic phrases and most common vocabulary, introduce themselves and cope in simple, routine everyday situations.

  • Basic pronunciation 
  • Greetings, basic small talk phrases and complements 
  • Introducing oneself 
  • Numbers, prices and time expressions 
  • Asking and giving basic information in routine everyday situations 
  • Vocabulary and key phrases for everyday needs 
  • Information about Finland and the Finnish culture

Teaching and learning methods

Brief lectures
Oral and written exercises (independent, pair, group)
Homework and preparation for lessons
Assignments
DVD / CD / Internet material
Learning games
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Teachers responsible

Hanna Tani, Pasila

Course materials

Provided by the teacher.

Assessment criteria

Grade/Learning Outcomes

1 (Min. 40%
competence level)
3 (Min. 70%
competence level)
5 (Min. 90%
competence level)
Knowledge The student can name some of the most typical basic characteristics of Finnish language. The student recognizes and understands some very basic vocabulary and phrases in routine, everyday situations. The student knows some of the most typical characteristics of Finnish language and he/she understands basic vocabulary and phrases in routine, everyday situations. The student knows the most typical characteristics of Finnish language and he/she understands well basic vocabulary and phrases in everyday situations.
Skills The student is able to use some of the most frequent vocabulary and phrases in routine, everyday situations. The student can use the basic vocabulary and phrases in routine, everyday situations. The student can use the basic vocabulary and phrases well in everyday situations.
Competence The student shows poor activity and minor independent investment to his/her learning process. The student is able to deal with only some of the communicative situations handled during the course. The student shows poor service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy. The student participates actively 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

Active participation 30%
Assignments (in Moodle) 10%
Examination 60%
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.