North Saami as a Foreign Language

Admission requirements

The courses 683400P Basic Course in the North Saami Language (5 ECTS credits) and 683401P Advanced Course in the North Saami Language (5 ECTS credits) are compulsory for students of Saami Culture for whom Saami is a foreign language.

All students enrolled at the University of Oulu and registered as present are allowed to have the Basic Studies of North Saami as a Foreign Language as their subsidiary (minor) subject. It is a suitable subsidiary subject for students of Finnish, foreign languages, history and information studies, for instance, as well as students studying to become class teachers. Additionally, students who have already completed the Basic and Advanced Course in the North Saami Language may expand their studies and have Saami as a subsidiary subject.

After the completion of the Basic Studies (25 ECTS credits), if students want to minor in North Saami, they are to take an entrance exam for minor students held at the beginning of the autumn term and to display a good command of North Saami. The structure of the test is similar to the entrance exam organised in the summer. It consists of the following parts: a written exam (mastery of the structures, grammar rules, language planning and terminology of North Saami), a written production of Saami and a 20-minute interview in North Saami.

Study guidance

Study guidance is provided by the University Lecturer tel. +358 50 308 0682 and University Teacher tel. +358 50 350 6504.

North Saami as a Foreign Language

It is possible to complete the Basic Studies (25 ECTS credits) of North Saami as a Foreign Language. The aim of the studies is to provide the students with good written and oral skills in the North Saami Language. No previous studies are required.

The study package and its learning outcomes

Upon completion of the Basic Studies package, students will be able to use North Saami in different situations that require oral and written skills, and they will be able to read various texts in North Saami. After completing the Basic Studies, students will be able to fluently use written and spoken Saami and follow teaching in Saami.

Courses

683400P Basic Course in the North Saami Language (5 ECTS credits)
683401P Advanced Course in the North Saami Language (5 ECTS credits)
683402P Written Use of the North Saami Language (5 ECTS credits)
683403P Spoken Use of the North Saami Language I (5 ECTS credits)
683475P Spoken Use of the North Saami Language II (5 ECTS credit

Last updated: 9.9.2015