Time: 14.9. – 30.12..2020 Lessons twice a week at Kouvola campus
Place: Kouvola campus, Paraatikenttä 7, Kouvola
Extent: 5 ECTS cr
Target group: Those, who are interested
Required previous skills: Prior skills in the Finnish language are not a requirement, but attending the course requires English skills enabling academic studies.
Lecturer: Anna-Liisa Luova, email is firstname.surname@xamk.fi


Enrolment by: 23.8.2020
Price:  EUR 12 / credit or semester fee EUR 175 €

Please, notice that the fee for one semester will not be refunded if the combined fees for your chosen studies remain below EUR 175 or you cancel your studies.

Please notice, that
Xamk degree students cannot enrol on OUAS courses.



Learning outcomes:
You are able to express yourself in Finnish in the most common everyday situations both orally and in writing.
You have a command of simple phrases, basic clauses and vocabulary (CEFR level A1.1?A1.2) needed in e.g. introducing yourself and in service encounters.
You are familiar with the most essential grammatical features, like vowel harmony, present tense of the verb types and partitive singular case, and can manage with the pronunciation and spelling.
You are able to expand your vocabulary and knowledge of language usage also independently using different sources.
You can show familiarity in the Finnish culture.

Contents and methods:
What kind of language Finnish is compared with other languages that you know? What are the special features of Finnish?
Which phrases and what kind of knowledge on Finnish language and culture are needed in everyday communication?
Which sources and tools you can use in order to learn elementary Finnish during the course and also independently?
How to pronounce and spell in Finnish?

TThe course “Suomi 1” is located in the entry-level of your studies. The assessment emphazises criteria a–d and f. A student that has reached the level 3 is able to
a) use phrases, basic vocabulary and structures (CEFR levels A1.1 – A1.2) in everyday communication
b) look for information from the text books and other information sources of the elementary Finnish
c) identify various contexts and interrelated tasks
d) communicate in simple everyday situations
e) work as team-members in a goal-oriented way.
c) identify various contexts and interrelated tasks.
d) communicate in everyday situations.
f) work as team-members in a goal-oriented way.

Certificate of these studies will be delivered 
 – in paper form for those who have their home address in Finland
 – by email in PDF form for those who have their home address in some other country.

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
You can cancel your enrolment free of charge 14 days before the course starts. If you have not cancelled by the due date, we will charge the full cost of the training. Cancellation by email to openstudies@xamk.fi.

You'll receive an invitation by email to this course approx. one week before the course starts.