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FINN 101

First-Year Finnish

Language Studies College of Humanities

Course Description

Basic language skills.

When Taught

Fall Even Years

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

4

Fixed

4

Fixed

5

Fixed

1

Title

Language Learning Strategies

Learning Outcome

Students will develop comprehension and learning strategies to help them derive meaning from a wide variety of authentic language texts.

Title

Writing

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to write short messages and well-articulated sentences in Finnish on familiar topics.

Title

Culture

Learning Outcome

Students will display appropriate awareness of everyday culture in Finnish-speaking countries.

Title

Comprehension

Learning Outcome

Students will comprehend Finnish as they hear and read authentic language relating to familiar topics.

Title

Speaking

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to speak Finnish well enough to satisfy immediate needs. (They will learn to communicate in basic social situations, meet routine travel needs, obtain food and lodging, carry out simple transactions, and talk about a variety of topics of common interest primarily in the present, with limited use of other time frames.)