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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
KKSU8 Reading Comprehension and Conversation Course 1 2 ECTS
Organised by
Preceding studies
Elementary courses 1–4 in Finnish (or equivalent). The course is meant primarily for students who are studying simultaneously in the Advanced Course 1, but can also be taken separately if the student displays sufficient ability in Finnish.


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course students can understand long articles and reports dealing with various topics and are able to distinguish the main contents of the text and to find the key issue in the text. In addition they will be able to discuss various themes, give accounts of their experiences, express their opinions and give arguments for it, make clarifying questions during a conversation and get additional information that they need.


–Reading texts with various contents and style
–Conversation on the base of the treated texts
–Other conversational exercises in pairs or groups

Teaching methods

Group instructions 26 hours and independent work about 26 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
Written exam 
In Finnish
Oral exam 
In Finnish

Active participation in the group and a written and an oral examination

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Assessment is based on participation in the course and the final examinations.

Study materials

Materials (liable to charge) designed by the teacher

Belongs to following study modules

Language Centre
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.