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GroupVAP19-20/Free-choice elective studies
Study unitX1900404 Finnish for Foreigners 1, 3.00 ECTS credits, 80 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 Under modification
Language of instruction Finnish
Starting and ending dates21.10.2019 - 01.11.2019
Minimum number of participants 20 
Maximum number of participants  
Enrolment period15.04.2019 - 20.10.2019
Implementation method Free-choice elective studies
Virtuality 3 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

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

**Precourse assignment
In between 8.10. - 29.10.2019 make the precourse exercise (you will find it in Moodle) and return it to Moodle´s precourse exercise return box.

Adobe connect (AC) lessons, 20h:

29.10. at 9.15-12.15

30.10. at 9.15-12.15

1.11. at 9.00-12.00

6.11. at 9.15-12.15

14.11. at 9.15-12.15

Final assignment
As the final exercise of the Finnish for Foreigners course you have to make a picture/photo voculabulary (resulting English- Finnish dictionary). The dictionary can be concerning for example a certain topic, e.g. your aparment, your hobby, your studies. The vocubulary should have at least 20 words and a sentence in Finnish of every word. You should take the photos yourself ordraw the pictures yourself. Deadline for this exercise is 21.11.2019. Upload the vocubulary for Moodle's return box for final assignment. You have completed the course after submitting the vocubulary (and precourse exercise).


As the final exercise of the Finnish for Foreigners course you can 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 video My day in Rovaniemi / in Lapin AMK. The video should last approximately 5 minutes. Deadline for this exercise is 21.11. 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 and (precourse exercise).


Students are provided with learning 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 precourse and 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 use actively Finnish vocabulary he/she learnt and understands short discussions in Finnish. Student is able to write short texts in Finnish. Understands aspects of Finnish culture, habits and way of life.
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