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GroupT402D14S/Business Information Technology (Tornio)
Study unitT402D13 Finnish for Foreigners, 3.00 ECTS credits, 80 h
UnitMinerva (Kauppakatu 58) Tornio
Time of implementationAutumn1/2014-2015, Autumn2/2014-2015
Responsible teacherAlatalo Pirjo
Other teachers
Status of implementationFinished

Description status Ready
Language of instruction English
Starting and ending dates16.09.2014 - 11.12.2014
Minimum number of participants  
Maximum number of participants  
Enrolment period01.09.2014 - 30.09.2014
Implementation method
Virtuality 1 ECTS credits
R&D integration 0 ECTS credits
Resit dates of the exam 16.03.2015 klo 16:30-19:30, 13.04.2015 klo 16:30-19:30

No materials or dictionaries in the exam. / Ei materiaaleja tai sanakirjoija tentissä.

Koulutuksen aikataulu (www-linkki)
Description language English 

When completing this course,studentscan use the Finnish language in speaking and in writing ineveryday situationsand they understand written and spoken Finnish as used in everyday situations. The main themes of the course include the basics of Finnish grammar, pronunciation, and eveyday vocabulary and expressions. In addition, students learn to understand aspects of Finnish culture important for managing in intercultural communicaiton situations as students and as members of the Finnish society.

Assessment criteria  
Pedagogical arrangements

Students participate in classes, during which basics of the Finnish langauge grammar are learnt and practiced through pair and group discussion. Emphasis is placed on spoken langauge and pronounciation. Students do written assignments to practice vocabulary, expressions and grammar of the Finnish langauge. Students do listening comprehension tasks out of class room to learn to understand spoken Finnish language. Finnish langauge is used during classes to expose students to the use of theFinnish language.

In addition to learning the basics of the Finnish language, issues concerning Finnish culture are discussed during the classes.


Students are provided with written materials and assignments. Moodle is used for submitting material to students and for receiving students written and spoken assignments. Internet materials including listening comprehension tasks on Finnish language practices are used for facilitating students' learning of Finnish. Material on Finnish culture is also provided via email and is accessed through the Internet.


The contets dealt with during the course are as follows:

-basics of phonemes and alphabets in Finnish and pronunciation

-basics of the Finnish language grammar

- basic vocabulary and expressions to assist students to manage in everyday situations using Finnish

- aspects of Finnish culture, important for intercultural work as students and members of the Finnish society.


The course aims to provide the participating students with the Finnish language proficiency representing survival  level on students' way to level A1 as specified by the Council of Europe in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The course is graded on the scale from 0 to 5, 1 representing the lowest pass grade and 5 representing the highest grade. Active and informed participation in class work is important and submission of the written tasks in compliance with the instructions by the due dates is a key requirement. Oral and written exams are conducted during the course to assess students' proficiency in the use of the Finnish language. Detailed assessment criteria are provided to the students during the first class.