Finnish for Foreigners 1 5N00EK82-3004 07.01.2020-29.05.2020 3 cr(20KVTBIOT)+-
Learning outcomes of the course unit
After successful completion of the course students will be able to pronounce Finnish quite correctly, understand and use short and simply-structured Finnish expressions that concern some of the most common matters and situations related to everyday life (introducing oneself and one’s family, telling the time, buying and paying, timetables, food and menu, working and studying). Student can shortly discuss about these matters and understand short texts concerning such topics.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Basics of the Finnish language, structural exercises, pronounciation exercises, vocabulary exercises, conversational and drama exercises, listening comprehension exercises, reading comprehension exercises, written exercises.
Student has been able to complete all the assignments acceptably. She/he can exchange greetings/farewells, introduce oneself, name a few objects and copy some words that she/he has learned. It is hard for her/him to attend a simple conversation or create a short text. Her/his pronunciation causes difficulties to understand meanings of produced speech.
Student has an active attitude towards studying Finnish language showing that by completing course tasks according to the schedule. She/he is able to cope in most common everyday situations: shopping, travelling, and visiting people. A student is able to write brief messages (e.g. e-mail, text message, and post card) in Finnish and is able to pronounce Finnish clearly enough. Student’s mother tongue may have an effect in pronunciation and/or sentence structure, but it doesn’t cause big problems to understand the meaning of messages.
Student has a positive and active attitude towards learning language. She/he can pronounce Finnish distinctively and is able to use suitable and varied expressions in everyday situations using grammar mostly correct way. A student can participate in a conversation asking and responding to questions about topics studied in the course. She/he can write simple descriptions or stories and recombine words and phrases into new sentences.
The course is for students whose mother language is not Finnish or are non-native Finnish speakers who want to refresh their language skills. If you need a credit transfer for competence for Finnish for Foreigners 1-3 -courses, please read further information on alternative ways of completing the course in the course's implementation plan and contact the teacher in charge.
Language of instruction
07.01.2020 - 29.05.2020
25.11.2019 - 30.01.2020
Unit, in charge
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Environmental Engineering, Open University of Applied Sciences