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Evan Patrick Wright
FINN 101
Seattle Campus

Elementary Finnish

Fundamentals of oral and written Finnish. First in a sequence of three.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Evan Patrick Wright
Date: 09/21/2012