• Target audience: Beginners
  • Application period: 5.-25.8.2019
  • Date: 2.9.-16.12.2019
  • Scope: 5 credits
  • Location: Laurea Leppävaara
  • Price: 75€

The student is able to:

  • speak and understand Finnish in very basic and familiar everyday situations
  • find information in very short texts and write simple messages
  • use some of the basic grammar structures
  • become familiar with Finnish cultural manners and customs
  • reach the target level of A1.1 in the Common European Framework of reference for Languages

Teacher's material (about 35 pages). The material will be available in Optima when the course starts. Study material is also available for copying in the Laurea Leppävaara library. The students will print out the material themselves.

The course will have lessons every week during the whole semester. It's aiming at basic knowledge of Finnish grammar and vocabulary to guarantee that the students will be able to speak and understand Finnish in very basic everyday situations. The target level is A1.1. in the Common European Framework of Refrence for Languages.

No prerequisites required.
Required attendance: 80 % of lessons unless otherwise agreed.

According to Laurea mathematics, 5 credits requires a workload of 135 hours. About 50-55 of them will be used for weekly lessons in classroom. Homework and home studies will take the rest of the hours, however, it may vary depending on students' personal activeness, skills and goals.

Grading

The target level is A1.1. in the Common European Framework of Refrence for Languages.

Final grade will consist of the following:

  1. Written exam at the end of the course
  2. Oral exam at the end of the course
  3. Small vocabulary tests during the course
  4. Active participation and attendence in the lessons

Required attendance: 80 % of lessons unless otherwise agreed.

 

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