Evan Patrick Wright
Fundamentals of oral and written Finnish. First in a sequence of three.
This is a course in elementary Finnish Language. The course will be taught primarily but not exclusively in Finnish. In addition to language, topics will include introductory lessons in Finnish culture, such as music, film, history and customs.
Student learning goals
Students will be able to describe themselves and basics about their life.
Students will be able to navigate real-life situations in a Finnish context, such as shopping, traveling, and visiting.
Students will be able to begin, progress, and end conversations given limited, everyday contexts.
General method of instruction
Communicative and activity/task-based
Acquisition of course texbook: Suomen mestari 1, Gehring and Heinzmann
Class assignments and grading
Student assessment will include active participation in class, short daily homework assignments, short quizzes, longer exams, and a conversational exam.