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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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KKIN7 Multicultural Group Working Course 2 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
Strategic themes: Internationalisation

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
• Presentations given 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 and the Foreign Language and International Communication Studies.

Belongs to following study modules

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