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Timetable

Verkkoluennot / Online lectures (Zoom)

DateTimeLocation
Tue 4.8.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Wed 5.8.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 6.8.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 10.8.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 11.8.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Wed 12.8.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 13.8.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 17.8.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 18.8.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Wed 19.8.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 20.8.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 25.8.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Wed 26.8.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 27.8.2020
14:15 - 15:45

Registration and fee

45 euros

More information: Registration and fees

Open University's summer courses are free of charge for the undergraduate students of the University of Helsinki who are enlisted as attending students at the time of registration.
Free payment does not apply to any material charge.

Registration begins 45 days before the beginning of the course. The exact registration time is shown by clicking the Register button.

  • The online registration is available for those who have Finnish identity number and an online bankig ID.
  • If you don't have Finnish identity number and / or an online banking ID, please contact the Admission Services of University of Helsinki for instructions : admissions(at)helsinki.fi.
  • International students at the University of Helsinki can enrol on the course with their University of Helsinki username.

More information:

University of Helsinki username

As an Open University student you'll get the University of Helsinki username to access the university's IT systems. The username should be activated after the registration online or at the university.

Online activating requires strong electronic identification. If it is not possible, you should visit the Helsinki University ID-point.

More information:

A University of Helsinki username: personal or electronic identification


More information on studying at the Open University:

Open University reserves the right to make changes to the study programme

Description

The course is intended for everyone who needs the basics of the Finnish language.

No prior studies or knowledge is required.

Lan­guage skill level de­scrip­tions

Which course is ap­pro­pri­ate for my needs? With the Finnish language skills test you can assess which course to take.

After completing the course, you will

  • Be able to pronounce Finnish
  • Understand the vocabulary of the course topics
  • Be able to introduce and provide basic information about yourself and your family
  • Be able to communicate in the most common service encounters as well as certain frequent social situations in Finnish
  • Be able to ask your conversation partner in such encounters to repeat themselves and talk more slowly
  • Be able to write brief messages on everyday topics
  • Target proficiency level A1.1
  • Routine social situations and service encounters
  • Everyday basic vocabulary (greetings and introductions, countries, nationalities and languages, numbers, expressions of time, weather, food, studying, family, describing individuals)
  • Basic structures of language (sounds, vocal harmony, consonant gradation, interrogative and declarative clauses, singular partitive and genitive cases, the possessive structure (-lla on), conjugation)
  • Guidance in effective language acquisition through everyday interaction
  • The course consists of contact teaching, pair and group work, as well as independent study.
  • Students are expected to actively participate during classes and complete home assignments.
  • Attendance of 80% is strongly recommended.
  • Completing the intensive course requires attendance in 80% of classes.

Suomen mestari 1 – suomen kielen oppikirja aikuisille, 2020, Sonja Gehring, Sanni Heinzmann (chapters 1-4)
(not included in the course fee)

Written and oral assignments during the course, interim examinations, if any, and a final examination. Examinations can be written or oral.

  • On scale 0-5
  • The assessment is based on a final examination, potential course assignments and participation during the course.
  • The weight given to the different assessment factors will be announced at the beginning of the course.
  • The course consists of online teaching, pair and group work, as well as independent study.
  • Students are expected to actively participate during classes and complete home assignments.
  • Attendance of 80% is strongly recommended.
  • Completing the intensive course requires attendance in 80% of classes.

Online lectures (Zoom), written and oral online assignments + final exam

See "Timetable" for online lecture times.

Instructions for completing the course and attending Zoom lectures can be found in Moodle.
Before the start of the course, you will receive instructions from the teacher by e-mail to attend the first Zoom lecture.

Online learning environment Moodle opens on July 30, 2020.
How to get the Moodle-link and course key?
Next day after registration: log into this study programme with your University of Helsinki username.

You will receive more information on the username after registration.
Use your University of Helsinki username to log into Moodle. In order to use the IT services available at the University of Helsinki, you must first activate your user account.
Activation service and instructions

Final exam:
The online moodle exam is 27.8.2020 at 14.15-17.30.
Exam time 90 minutes.

Retake examination:
The date will be announced later