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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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KKIN6 Multicultural Group Working Course 1 2 ECTS
Organised by
Intercultural Communication
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 in the Advanced Course 1 in Finnish, but it can also be taken separately if the student demonstrates sufficient ability in Finnish.


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B1-B2

General description

• The course is intended in the first place for Finnish students studying intercultural communication and for international students studying Finnish as a foreign language.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course a student will have:
• improved their Finnish/English language skills
• increased their knowledge of their own as well as other cultures
• increased their awareness of the relationship between language, communication and culture
• 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

The average workload for a student in a 2 credit course is 54 hours (2cr x 27h), no more than half of which can be contact hours. The course may extend over 2 periods. Moodle will be used.

Teaching language

Finnish, English

The teaching languages are Finnish and English. The language as well as the teacher alternates weekly.

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 AND homework AND learning diary.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
The grading scale is 1 to 5 (max.). Assessment is based on participation in class, 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 programs of Finnish as a Foreign Language and Intercultural Communication Studies.

Belongs to following study modules

Language Centre
Intercultural Communication Studies (Intercultural Communication)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.