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 is to achieve 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.
Contact lessons 40h, taught through Ilinc distance learning software.
Independent study 93h (including assignments and preparation for the classes and for the exam)
Material in Moodle and the coursebook:
Gehring S. - Heinzmann S. 2012. Suomen mestari 1. Helsinki: Finn Lectura.
Basic everyday vocabulary and situations such as shopping, travelling, restaurant, making an appointment
Structure: verbs, partitive singular, local cases
- written assigments (short texts in Finnish)
- active participation in the classes (80%)
- listening comprehension and written exam
fail - excellent 5
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