Time: 23.9. – 31.12.2019
Place: E-campus, there are online lessons and working independently included in the course. It is required to attend the lessons actively and complete the assignments and exams successfully. Teaching in Finnish and in English.
Extent: 5 cr
Number of study places: 10
Target group: Those who are interested
Lecturer: Tarja Iaokääntä, email is firstname.surname@xamk.fi

Attending the course requires completing the course of Finnish 2 or having corresponding skills. Attending the course also requires English skills enabling academic studies.



Credited in degree: free-choice electives
Competence according to curriculum: core competence
Enrolment by: 8.9.2019
Price: free of charge

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




Learning outcomes:
You are able to express yourself in versatile Finnish in everyday situations both orally and in writing.
You are able to follow slow conversation, write short texts and communicate spontaneously in versatile everyday situations.
You have command of different phrases, structures and vocabulary (CEFR level A2.1 – A.2.2). You will get to know some basic vocabulary of your own professional field.
You are familiar with a large variety of grammatical features, like passive voice, simple past tense, conditional mood, MA-infinitives and object of a sentence.
You are able to expand your vocabulary and knowledge of language usage also independently using different sources.
You can display familiarity in Finnish culture.

Contents and methods:
Which phrases and what kind of vocabulary and grammatical knowledge you need for everyday communication and for understanding and writing simple texts with varying topics?
Which sources and tools you can use in order to continue your elementary Finnish studies during the course and also independently?
How to use your cultural knowledge in communication?

The course Finnish 3 is arranged at 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, quite versatile vocabulary and grammatical knowledge (CEFR levels A2.1 – A2.2) 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 versatile 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 auli.kasurinen@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
If you are not able to participate in the course, please let us know as soon as possible by email openstudies@xamk.fi. The enrolment can be cancelled free of charge before the studies begin. If the studies have already begun the fee must be paid in total.

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