KIFF0003 Finnish for Foreigners: Intensive Beginners' Course 5 ECTS
Organised by
Centre for Language and Comm./Finnish for foreig.
Person in charge
Päivi Paukku & Jenni Laine
Preceding studies
No previous studies.

Keywords

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1

General description

This course is intended only for degree students of the University of Turku. The course is integrated in nature and covers all the different areas of linguistic skills. In addition to pronunciation and grammar, the course offers tuition in speaking, written work, and listening and reading comprehension. Special emphasis will be placed on active communication skills. In addition to attending the classes, participants must also be prepared to study a lot independently.

Learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. He/she should be able to e.g., briefly describe events and activities. The student should be able to understand the main points in short messages, announcements and stories. He/she should be able to follow speech which is slow and carefully articulated. The student should be able to write and understand short and simple texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.

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 form 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

Available only for students of some Master's Degree Programmes.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 60 h 0 h
Independent work 71 h 0 h

Midterm examination 2 h, final 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 exams.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn
1. year spring

Study materials

Gehring, S. & Heinzmann, S. 2010. Suomen mestari 1. Saarijärvi 2010. Chapters 1 - 5.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Humanities
Academic and Professional Skills (MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies)
Department of Future Technologies
Department of Future Technologies
Department of Future Technologies
Faculty of Education
Centre for Language and Communication Studies
Autumn Semester 2017 (Centre for Language and Comm./Finnish for foreig.)
Centre for Language and Communication Studies
Spring Semester 2018 (Centre for Language and Comm./Finnish for foreig.)
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2016–2017
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