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The study unit is for those whose language of education and mother tongue are other than Finnish and Swedish and who have not studied Finnish before.

Basic information

  • Target audience: The study unit is for those whose language of education and mother tongue are other than Finnish and Swedish and who have not studied Finnish before
  • Application period: 9.12.-31.12.2020
  • Date: 14.1.-29.4.2021
  • Scope: 5 ECTS
  • Location: Leppävaara
  • Price: 75 €

Study unit's learning outcomes

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

 

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 Reference for Languages.

Learning material

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

Schedule

Classes held at Leppävaara campus:

  • 14.01.2021 12.30 - 15.00
  • 21.01.2021 12.30 - 15.00
  • 28.01.2021 12.30 - 15.00
  • 04.02.2021 12.30 - 15.00
  • 11.02.2021 12.30 - 15.00
  • 18.02.2021 12.30 - 15.00
  • 25.02.2021 12.30 - 15.00
  • 04.03.2021 12.30 - 15.00
  • 11.03.2021 12.30 - 15.00
  • 18.03.2021 12.30 - 15.00
  • 25.03.2021 12.30 - 15.00
  • 01.04.2021 12.30 - 15.00
  • 08.04.2021 12.30 - 15.00
  • 15.04.2021 12.30 - 15.00
  • 22.04.2021 12.30 - 15.00
  • 29.04.2021 12.30 - 15.00

 

Evaluation

The target level is A1.1. in the Common European Framework of Refreence 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.

 

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

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