Language studies 2015

Students must complete 2 credits of language studies:

  • Foreign students must complete the Survival Finnish Course (code 405033Y). If they have already completed the Survival Finnish course or an equivalent Finnish course, or already have basic skills in Finnish, they can choose a more advanced level Finnish course (min. 2 credits) or a course in another language (min. 2 credits) from among the courses offered by the Languages and Communication Unit at the University.
  • Finnish citizens must complete the Swedish language course (offered by the Language Centre at the university, code 901001Y). If they have already completed an equivalent course as a part of their Bachelor’s degree, they must choose a min.  2 credits of other language studies from among the courses offered by the Languages and Communication Unit at the University. (If the student’s previous studies have not included studies in Swedish, s/he can be exempted from these studies by application to the faculty.)

SURVIVAL FINNISH COURSE

Code 405033Y
ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction

English

Timing

Autumn term, 1st  year studies in the LET Master’s Programme

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the student

  • understands and uses some common everyday expressions and phrases.
  • can locate informational content in simple texts and messages.
  • is able to identify the basic characteristics of Finnish language and Finnish communication styles.
Contents

This is an introductory course which aims to help students to cope with the most common everyday situations in Finnish. During the course, the students

  • learn some useful everyday phrases, some general features of vocabulary and grammar, and the main principles of pronunciation.

The topics and communicative situations covered in the course are:

  • general information about the Finnish language, some politeness phrases (how to greet people, thank and apologise), introducing oneself, giving and asking for basic personal information, numbers, some time expressions (how to tell and ask the time, days of the week, time of day), food, drink, and asking prices.

The structures studied are:

  • personal pronouns and their possessive forms, forming affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences, the conjugation of some verbs, the basics of the partitive singular and some local cases to answer ‘where' questions.
Mode of delivery Face- to-face
Learning activities and teaching methods Lessons twice a week (24 h) and individual learning (26 h).
Target group 1st year students in the Master’s  Programme in Learning, Education and Technology (foreign students)
Recommended or required reading Study materials will be confirmed at the beginning of the course.
Assessment methods and criteria Regular and active participation in the weekly lessons (twice a week), homework assignments and written exam at the end of the course will be considered in assessment.
Grading 0-5
Person responsible Jaana Isohätälä

 

SWEDISH LANGUAGE

Code 901001Y
ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction

Swedish

Timing

Autumn term, 1st  year studies in the LET Master’s Programme

Learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student is able to

  • communicate in Swedish in the field of education
Contents

The course introduces

  • professional vocabulary and
  • communicative practice situations where Swedish is needed in the field of education.
Mode of delivery Face- to-face
Learning activities and teaching methods Face-to-face and individual learning.
Target group 1st year students in the Master’s  Programme in Learning, Education and Technology (Finnish students who have not completed an equivalent course in Swedish as part of their Bachelor’s degree.)
Prerequisities The Languages and Communication Unit of the University has defined a prior knowledge requirement for this course, please check:
http://www.oulu.fi/kielikoulutus/ruotsin_lahtotaso
Recommended or required reading

Study materials will be confirmed at the beginning of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

Please check: http://www.oulu.fi/kielikoulutus/ruotsi/arviointikriteerit

Grading Please check: http://www.oulu.fi/kielikoulutus/ruotsi/arviointikriteerit
Person responsible Birgit Åberg-Karvonen

 

Last updated: 11.8.2015