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Timetable

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DateTimeLocation
Mon 18.1.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Wed 20.1.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Mon 25.1.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Wed 27.1.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Mon 1.2.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Wed 3.2.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Mon 8.2.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Wed 10.2.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Mon 15.2.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Wed 17.2.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Mon 22.2.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Wed 24.2.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Mon 1.3.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Wed 3.3.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Mon 8.3.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Wed 10.3.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Mon 15.3.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Wed 17.3.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Mon 22.3.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Wed 24.3.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Mon 29.3.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Wed 31.3.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Wed 7.4.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Mon 12.4.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Wed 14.4.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Mon 19.4.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Wed 21.4.2021
17:00 - 18:30
Mon 26.4.2021
17:00 - 18:30

Registration and fee

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

NB! If you live outside Helsinki and are not able to visit ID Point: complete the application form for a username and send it to the University Helpdesk via email (helpdesk@helsinki.fi). Helpdesk will contact you and give you further advise.


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

Dates for online lectures will be announced during November 2020 (see Timatable).

Instructions for completing the course and attending Zoom lectures can be found in Moodle.

Online learning environment Moodle opens 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.

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