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Timetable

Online lectures (Zoom)

DateTimeLocation
Mon 10.8.2020
16:15 - 18:30
Tue 11.8.2020
16:15 - 18:30
Wed 12.8.2020
16:15 - 18:30
Thu 13.8.2020
16:15 - 18:30
Mon 17.8.2020
16:15 - 18:30
Tue 18.8.2020
16:15 - 18:30
Wed 19.8.2020
16:15 - 18:30
Thu 20.8.2020
16:15 - 18:30
Mon 24.8.2020
16:15 - 18:30
Tue 25.8.2020
16:15 - 18:30
Wed 26.8.2020
16:15 - 18:30
Thu 27.8.2020
16:15 - 18:30
Mon 31.8.2020
16:15 - 18:30
Tue 1.9.2020
16:15 - 18:30
Wed 2.9.2020
16:15 - 18:30
Thu 3.9.2020
16:15 - 18:30

Registration and fee

75 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

For students who have completed the Finland 2B course (A2.1.) or have equivalent competence.

Lan­guage skill level de­scrip­tions

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

For students who have completed the Finnish 2B course (A2.1.) or have equivalent competence.

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 past events in all tenses
  • Be able to talk about your education and work history, as well as any career plans
  • Be able to talk about the festivities and customs of your own culture
  • Be able to discuss and express opinions on nature conservation, culture, arts and consumption
  • Be able to read and write simple brief texts related to the course topics
  • Be proficient in polite requests and able to talk about conditional events
  • Be familiar with the functions of the passive voice and able to use it in suggestions, narration and colloquial Finnish
  • Be able to use colloquial expressions appropriately
  • Know how parallel language use can support interaction
  • Be able to negotiate the languages to be used in communication and tell your partner in dialogue what promotes your understanding
  • Be familiar with Finnish holidays and customs, as well as Finnish cultural life and arts
  • Target proficiency level A2.2
  • Extending vocabulary for service encounters, education and work; studying vocabulary related to culture, arts and nature conservation
  • Studying basic language structures (perfect and past perfect tense, plural local cases, possessive suffixes, plural partitive and genitive cases, the conditional mood, passive present tense, the zero person construction)
  • Practising writing simple non-fiction texts
  • Practising fluent verbal communication in both everyday conversation and official service encounters; practising the characteristics of colloquial Finnish
  • Practising multilingual communication situations and analysing factors promoting/hindering understanding
  • Advancing cultural knowledge (festivities and customs) and expanding related vocabulary
  • 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.
  • Gehring – Heinzmann,Suomen mestari 2 (chapters 5–8)
  • Gehring – Heinzmann –Päivärinne –Udd, Suomen mestari 3 (chapters 1–2)
    (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.

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

Online course

Online lectures (Zoom) 56 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 August 7, 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.

Final exam:
Online exam (Moodle)
Exam instructions and exam dates are told in Moodle
No need to register for the exam!