Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

x !
Archived Curricula Guide 2014–2016
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
KIFF0001 Finnish for Foreigners: Beginners' Course I 4 ECTS
Organised by
Centre for Lang.and Com./Finnish as a Foreign Lang
Person in charge
Päivi Paukku & Jenni Laine
Preceding studies
No previous studies.

Keywords

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1

General description

The aim of the course is to offer students a basic knowledge of the Finnish language in order to help them cope with various everyday situations and to give them a solid start with grammar. During the lessons, basic grammar will be taught and various tasks will be practised both in pairs and as group work. Pronunciation exercises, listening comprehension exercises, communication exercises and a small number of writing tasks will be included. In addition to attending the lessons, there will be homework throughout the course.

Learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to communicate in simple and routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. He/she should be able to understand phrases and frequent vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance, when people speak slowly and clearly. The student should be able to write short and simple messages and read short, simple texts. He/she should be able to e.g., find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material.

Contents

Themes: greetings, introducing oneself, countries, languages and nationalities, the seasons and weather, months and days of the week, numbers, expressing time, colours and other adjectives, home and living, family and relatives, food and eating, shopping: buying and paying.

Structures: vowel harmony, the most common noun types, the genitive stems and consonant gradation, possessive structure, the verb types and conjugation in the present tense, asking questions and responding to them, partitive singular, the local cases.

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

Staff members may be admitted if there are places available, but they should primarily participate in the courses arranged by the university personnel training unit.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 48 h 0 h
Independent work 58 h 0 h

Written exam 2 h.

Teaching language

English, Finnish

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In Finnish
Exercise(s)
  • In Finnish
Written exam
  • In Finnish

Regular attendance is essential.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Active participation and classroom work, exercises and final exam.

Study materials

Autumn semester: Gehring, S. & Heinzmann, S. 2010. Suomen mestari 1. Saarijärvi 2010, chapters 1-5.

Spring semester: Material will be decided in the beginning of the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Centre for Language and Communication Studies
Spring Semester 2016 (Centre for Lang.and Com./Finnish as a Foreign Lang)
Centre for Language and Communication Studies
Autumn Semester 2015 (Centre for Lang.and Com./Finnish as a Foreign Lang)
2014–2015
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Centre for Language and Communication Studies
Centre for Language and Communication St./English
Centre for Language and Communication St./Spanish
Centre for Language and Communication St./Italian
Centre for Language and Communication St./Japanese
Centre for Language and Communication St./Chinese
Finnish Study Modules
Centre for Language and Comm.Stud./Speech Comm.
Centre for Language and Communication St./French
Centre for Language and Communication St./Swedish
Centre for Language and Communication St./German
Centre for Language and Communication St./Finnish
Centre for Language and Communication St./Russian
Languages