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GroupVAP19-20/Free-choice elective studies
Study unitVV7U Survival Finnish, 5.00 ECTS credits, 133 h
Primarily for exchange students
UnitCommon studies
Time of implementationAutumn1/2019-2020, Autumn2/2019-2020
Responsible teacher
Other teachersPartanen Riikka
Status of implementationFinished

Description status Ready
Language of instruction English
Starting and ending dates01.08.2019 - 31.12.2019
Minimum number of participants  
Maximum number of participants  
Enrolment period15.04.2019 - 15.05.2019
Implementation method Free-choice elective studies
Virtuality 5 ECTS credits
R&D integration 0 ECTS credits
Resit dates of the exam
Teaching schedule (website link)
Description language English 

The student will be able to get by (survive) in simple everyday situations in Finnish. S/he will understand simple-structured written and spoken messages about everyday subjects. The aim ist to achieve at least the level A1 of the CEFR (the Common European Framework of Reference for languages).

Proficiency level A1 in CEFR: Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Assessment criteria  
Pedagogical arrangements

There are no contact lessons in this course.

Headsets:Student must bring his/her own USB Headset to succesfully participate in Adobe Contact e-classes.

Support:If any questions about Adobe Contact etc., feel free to contact eLearning Services staff

Adobe contact lessons 24h:

18.9.2019 at 9.30-12.30

19.9.2019 at 9.30-12.30

20.9.2019at 9.30-12.30

2.10.2019 at 9.30-12.30

3.10.2019at 9.30-12.30

4.10.2019 at 9.30-12.30

**Final assignment
As the final exercise of the Survival Finnish course you have to make a video where you use as much and as difficult Finnish as possible. The video can for example be a conversation in Finnish, an introduction of your flat in Finnish or an action videoMy day in Rovaniemi / in Lapin AMK. The video should last approximately 5 minutes.Deadline for this exercise is 11.10.2019.Upload the video file to your Google Drive (or somewhere else) and make it available to all who have the link and submit the link in Moodle. Alternatively you can create a YouTube account and channel and upload the files as private and submit the link in Moodle. You have completed the course after submitting the link.


Students are provided withlearning material and assignments in Moodle, Adobe Connect and GoogleDrive.


After the course student is able to tell her-/himself and her/his family in Finnish. He/she can understand simple Finnish phrases. Student is able to recognize some basic words and write simple phrases in Finnish. Student is able to recognize some characteristics of Finnish culture and way of life.


Course is completed, when student has returned the precourse exercise, participated actively in contact lessons, completed his/her homework and returned the final exercise.

The course is graded on the scale from 0 to 5, 1 representing the lowest pass grade and 5 representing the highest grade.


  • 1: Student is able to use some Finnish words and understands some words of spoken Finnish. Understands some features of Finnish culture.
  • 3: Student is able to use some basic Finnish vocabulary and understands some sentences of spoken Finnish. Understands some aspects of Finnish culture and way of life.

5: Student is able to useactively Finnish vocabulary he/she learnt and understands short discussions in Finnish.Student is ableto write short texts in Finnish. Understands aspects of Finnish culture, habits and way of life.

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