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Intermediate Finnish I
Catalog Number CEUS-U 221/431

Course objectives

Intermediate Finnish I is for students who already know the basics of the Finnish language. The aim is to obtain communicative skills that are desirable in everyday situations related to study, work and leisure. You will also learn specific issues of Finnish culture and history.
The course is based on engaging in communicative skills. The methods of this course are learner centered, communicative and often problem-based, which means that sometimes, for instance, you will solve grammar rules with your peer and assistance of your instructor. All basic language skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing will be included both in class activities and at home.

Required texts and materials

Course package (lecturer’s own materials)
Hurme, Raija-Leena & Pesonen, Maritta & Syväoja, Olli 2003: Englanti―suomi-sanakirja. 2. Second edition. WSOY.
Lauranto, Yrjö 1995: Elämän suolaa 2. Soveltavan kielentutkimuksen keskus, Jyväskylän yliopisto.

Suggested texts and materials

            Abondolo, Daniel 1997: Colloquial Finnish. Routledge.        
Karlsson, Fred 1999 (1983): Finnish: An Essential Grammar. Updated version. WSOY. (Suomen peruskielioppi translated into English by Andrew Chesterman.)
Vähämäki, Börje 2000 (1994): Mastering Finnish. Hippocrene Books, Inc.


The final grade is based on attendance, participation, homework, quizzes, tests, and the Midterm and Final exams

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