The course takes place in period

1 (2021-08-01 to 2021-10-24)

Level/category

Extension studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Optional

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

3

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to give the student a
basic
knowledge of Finnish and ability to manage in
everyday
situations, to practice the pronunciation and
vocabulary by reading everyday life texts.

Learning outcomes

You will have knowledge about pronunciation, basic
vocabulary for everyday situations and simple
grammar.
? Vocabulary for everyday life
? Basic structures, verb types and conjugation
(infinitive and present tense)
? Days of the week, time, numbers, expressions
? Numbers, dates and time
You have a basic knowledge about Finland, the
Finnish society and culture.

Skills
? You are able to handle every day situations in
Finnish and cope in familiar social situations.
? You can introduce yourself and your family.
? In a discussion you know how to ask you the
person you discuss with to repeat and speak more
slowly.
? You can write short messages using familiar
expressions.
? You can form simple sentences and questions and
use polite expressions both in spoken and written
language in present tense.

Attitude
It´s easier to learn a new language when you get
advice about more effective ways to learn the
language in authentic everyday situations.

Course contents

  • Basic Structure of Finnish language
  • Oral Communication
  • Pronunciation
  • Vocabulary (concerning for example home and
    food)
  • Grammar and Usage
  • Finnish Culture

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No prerequisites are required.

Additional information

Join the zoom-lessons:
https://arcada.zoom.us/j/2346187979 External link?
pwd=Qnc0ZmtmVGlCVjBYQUhMbi9URDdtdz09

The course is online, lectures are held in zoom.

Attendance in classes is compulsory.

Dictionary and coursebook required.

Teaching language: English and Finnish.

Course material is on Itslearning.

Recommended or required reading

Coursebook:
Marjukka Kenttälä: Suomi sujuvaksi I.
Yliopistopaino. Chp. 1 - 10
Helsingin yliopisto, Kielikeskus
Material disributed by the teacher in
Itslearning.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 63 hours
  • Practical exercises - 5 hours
  • Individual studies - 67 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Supported virtual education

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

Written and oral exam.
The course grade is based on the written exam and
course activity/ attendance.
Examination: written online examination 80%, oral
examination 20 %.
Written online course exam is 13.10.2021
Re-exam I: online exam 12.11.2021
Re-exam II: online exam 21.1.2022
Oral re-exam: 25.11.2021 at 12.15-13.00 and 27.1.
at 10.15-12 (enrollment via
E-mail: minna.lehtola@arcada.fi, the re-takes takes place
in zoom).

Teacher

Lehtola Minna

Examiner

Lehtola Minna

Group size

No limit (31 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2021-08-09 to 2021-09-05

Assessment methods

2021-10-13 - Exams

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2021-09-01 12:15 - 14:00 Finnish for Beginners I, zoom-link https://arcada.zoom.us/j/2346187979?pwd=Qnc0ZmtmVGlCVjBYQUhMbi9URDdtdz09 INSCRIPTION IN AFTERNOON Lehtola Minna
2021-09-06 10:15 - 12:00 Finnish for Beginners I, Group B Lehtola Minna
2021-09-08 14:15 - 16:00 Finnish for Beginners I, join if overlapping progam A-group at 12.15Group B Lehtola Minna
2021-09-13 10:15 - 12:00 Finnish for Beginners I, Group B Lehtola Minna
2021-09-15 14:15 - 16:00 Finnish for Beginners I, Group B Lehtola Minna
2021-09-20 10:15 - 12:00 Finnish for Beginners I, Group B Lehtola Minna
2021-09-22 14:15 - 16:00 Finnish for Beginners I, Group B Lehtola Minna
2021-09-27 10:15 - 12:00 Finnish for Beginners I, Group B Lehtola Minna
2021-09-29 14:15 - 16:00 Finnish for Beginners I, Group B Lehtola Minna
2021-10-04 10:15 - 12:00 Finnish for Beginners I, Group B Lehtola Minna
2021-10-06 14:15 - 16:00 Finnish for Beginners I, Group B Lehtola Minna
2021-10-11 10:15 - 12:00 Finnish for Beginners I, Group B Lehtola Minna
2021-10-13 14:15 - 16:00 Finnish for Beginners I, exam Lehtola Minna
2021-10-18 10:15 - 12:00 FFB I - oral examination on personal time Lehtola Minna
2021-10-20 14:15 - 16:00 Finnish for Beginners I, Group B Lehtola Minna

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