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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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KKSU10 Multicultural Group Working Course 1 2 ECTS
Organised by
Preceding studies
–Finnish students: The course is open to all, but particularly recommended for students participating in Intercultural Communication Studies. –International students: The course is meant primarily for students who are studying simultaneously on Advanced Course 1 in Finnish, but can also be taken separately if the student demonstrates sufficient ability in Finnish.


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B1-B2
Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

The course is aimed in the first place at the Finnish students studying intercultural communication and to international students studying Finnish as a foreign language.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course students will have improved their Finnish/English language skills, and they will have increased their knowledge of their own as well as other cultures. Students will also be more aware of the relationship between language, communication and culture, and they will have developed their multicultural group work and intercultural communication skills.


–Multicultural group/pair exercises and discussion on various topics related to Finnish culture, other cultures and intercultural communication
–Practice using Finnish/English for intercultural communication in different situations
–Discussions introduced and led by the students
–Visits outside of class

Teaching methods

Group instructions 26 hours and independent work about 26 hours.

Teaching language

English, Finnish

Modes of study

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

Active participation in the group, homework and learning diary.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Assessment is based on participation in the course, the learning diary and other assignments.

Study materials

Materials will be distributed by the teachers through Moodle and/or in class.

Further information

The course belongs to the programmes of Finnish as the Foreign Language and International Communication Studies.

Belongs to following study modules

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