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Finnish for Exchange Students 2

Finnish for Exchange Students 2

Code: FIN8LF020
Extent: 3 cr (81 h)
Timing: -
Language: English and Finnish
Level: Core studies
Type: Elective studies

Prerequisites

Student has successfully completed the course Finnish for Exchange Students 1 (FIN8LF010). This course is for exchange students only.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • is able to give basic information about oneself and ask simple questions 
  • can undestand and use familiar expressions and basic phrases in routine everyday situations 
  • is able to manage in Finnish in simple practical daily situations (shopping, ordering in a restaurant, etc.) 
  • knows the basics of the Finnish language and Finnish communications culture 
  • is aware of the language learning strategies appropriate for oneself 
  • 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 basic level language skills that enable them to use basic phrases and vocabulary, and cope in the most common everyday situations.

  • Pronunciation 
  • Introducing and telling about oneself and matters of most immediate personal relevance (family, home, educational background, etc.) 
  • Asking and giving basic information in routine everyday situations 
  • Shopping and ordering 
  • Describing people and objects in a simple way 
  • Expressing time, place and direction 
  • Vocabulary and key phrases for everyday and studying 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

Teacher 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 knows some of the most typical basic characteristics of Finnish language. The student understands very basic vocabulary and phrases in routine, everyday situations. The student knows the most typical characteristics of Finnish language and he/she understands basic vocabulary and phrases in routine, everyday situations. The student knows well 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 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 and group presentation  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.