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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
KKSU8 Finnish Reading Comprehension and Conversation Course 1 2 ECTS
Organised by
Preceding studies
Finnish Elementary Courses 1–4 (or equivalent). The course is primarily intended for students who are taking Finnish Advanced Course 1 at the same time, but it can also be taken separately if the student displays sufficient ability in Finnish.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
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Curricula 2015 – 2017


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B1
Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to understand long texts on a variety of topics, and be able to distinguish the main contents of the text and find specific points in it. In addition, students will be able to discuss various themes, give accounts of their experiences, express and justify their own opinions, ask specifying questions during conversations, and obtain additional information that they may require.


During the course, students read texts mainly connected to current affairs or Finnish culture, analyse the texts’ content and vocabulary, and discuss the issues raised. In addition, students engage in other conversational exercises in groups or pairs.

Teaching methods

Group instruction: 26 hours
Independent work: approximately 28 hours

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish

Active participation in the course. There will be a written examination and an oral test after the course.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Assessment is based on participation in the course and the written examination and the oral test arranged after the course.

Study materials

The materials are designed by the teacher.

Belongs to following study modules

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Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
For Open University students only
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