Time: 16.9. – 20.12.2019
Place: Online studies
Extent: 5 cr
Number of study places: 10
Target group: All that are interested in this subject
Lecturer: Tarja Isokääntä, email is firstname.surname@xamk.fi

Credited in degree: free-choice electives
Competence according to curriculum: core competence
Enrolment by: 2.9.2019
Price: free of charge
Please notice, that
Xamk degree students cannot enrol on OUAS courses.

 

Learning outcomes:
This course is available for students who have no prior Finnish skills.
The course will be carried out by means of independent online studies.
The student is responsible for determining his/her weekly amount of studying based on the time during which he/she wishes to complete the course.

After the completion of the course, the student will be able to communicate in Finnish in some basic everyday situations. The student can use simple phrases, express statements and ask questions and knows basic vocabulary. The student is familiar with some key features of the Finnish grammar. After the completion of the course, the student can apply his/her skills in practice, mainly orally but also in writing. The student is able to independently expand his/her vocabulary resources and improve his/her Finnish skills using different sources. Core competences include those required for international interaction and operation.

Contents and methods:
introducing oneself and his/her family, greeting someone, making acquaintances, simple conversation related to e.g. shopping and eating out, telephone conversations, vowel harmony, verb types, verb forms in present tense, singular partitive case

The course will be delivered online through Moodle. During the course, students will be expected to study the material available in the course, and complete the assignments and tests given.

Approximately 135 hours of student work.

More information for the student:
This course is available for students who have no prior Finnish skills. The course will be carried out by means of independent online studies. The student is responsible for determining his/her weekly amount of studying based on the time during which he/she wishes to complete the course.

The course requires good independent study skills since real-time teacher participation is very minimal. Attending the course requires English skills enabling academic studies and some IT-skills.

All material is in the online learning platform Moodle. Student has to complete all the assignments and pass the final exam in order to receive a grade.

Assessment:1-5

Course code: 888800114-3008

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.

 

All our courses are availbale on www.xamk.fi/openstudies.