Course is aimed for Helsinki University degree students. No previous knowledge of Finnish is required.
The aim is to introduce students not only to the basic structures of Finnish, but also to the Finnish way of life. Students will be on CEFR level A1.1. after passing Finnish 1 A.
Courses are held both autumn and spring semester. Course lasts one period.
In addition to contact teaching, students will be responsible for a large amount of homework. Simple everyday conversation will be practiced. Topics will range from introducing and telling about oneself to numbers, greetings, family, food, shopping, weather and telling the time.
Course. Regular class attendance (over 80%) is highly recommended.
Variety of books (see http://www.helsinki.fi/fus/studying/finnishforinternationalstudents.html for course details)
The course will be assessed on the basis of a final examination on a scale of 0-5.