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Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Tue 19.1.2021
18:15 - 19:45
Thu 21.1.2021
18:15 - 19:45
Tue 26.1.2021
18:15 - 19:45
Thu 28.1.2021
18:15 - 19:45
Tue 2.2.2021
18:15 - 19:45
Thu 4.2.2021
18:15 - 19:45
Tue 9.2.2021
18:15 - 19:45
Thu 11.2.2021
18:15 - 19:45
Tue 16.2.2021
18:15 - 19:45
Thu 18.2.2021
18:15 - 19:45
Tue 23.2.2021
18:15 - 19:45
Thu 25.2.2021
18:15 - 19:45
Tue 2.3.2021
18:15 - 19:45
Thu 4.3.2021
18:15 - 19:45

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


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

Description

For students who have completed the Finnish 1 B course or have equivalent skills. The starting level for the course is A1.2.

Lan­guage skill level de­scrip­tions

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

Finnish 1B or equivalent skills. The starting level for the course is A1.2.

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 talk about food and communicate in restaurants
  • Be able to talk about a regular day of work or studies
  • Be able to talk about past events
  • Be able to take part in simple discussions related to the course topics and express your opinion
  • Be able to ask for and understand simple directions
  • Understand and be able to write brief messages related to situations occurring during work or studies
  • Be familiar with certain central characteristics of colloquial Finnish
  • Be familiar with the basics of Finnish working life and visiting customs
  • Be familiar with online material supporting learning Finnish appropriate for your proficiency level
  • Target proficiency level A1.3
  • Practising simple social situations and service encounters
  • Everyday vocabulary (food, festivities, asking for and giving directions, work, studies, communicating in restaurants, travel, clothes)
  • Basic language structures (mass nouns and the partitive case, postpositions, object, affirmative past tense, the mennään structure, the government of most common verbs)
  • Introduction to the central characteristics of colloquial Finnish
  • Guidance in using online material
  • 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.

Suomen mestari 1 – Suomen kielen oppikirja aikuisille (chapters 8-9) (Sonja Gehring, Sanni Heinzmann)
Suomen mestari 2. Suomen kielen oppikirja aikuisille (chapter 1) (Sonja Gehring, Sanni Heinzmann)
(not included in the course fee)

Written and oral assignments during the course and a final examination. Examinations can be written or oral.

  • On scale 0-5
  • The assessment is based on a final examination, course assignments, if any, 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 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.

Online lectures (Zoom) 28 hours, 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 January 11, 2021.
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.

Teacher: M.A. Terhi Lammi

Final exam:
4.3.2020 at 18.15-19.45
No need to register for the exam!