Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


On completing the course, you will be able operate in a culturally astute manner in typical international situations. You will dare to speak impromptu on common topics of discussion, be a perceptive reader and listener able to utilise the information you obtain, and be able to explain things in your own words.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 27.02.2023 - 05.04.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Irina Rautio

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period): B1

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: . Languages of study attainment: Finnish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Communications pertaining to international knowledge of the countries and customs.
    Structures and grammar specific to written communications

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course requires regular attendance, active participation in class and completion of homework assignments. A combined written and oral examination. The weights given to the different assignments in the final grade are specified at the start of the course.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1. Contact hours: 36 h

    2. Self-study (learning assignments and preparation for lectures and tests): 42 h

    3. Examinations (oral and written): 4 h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    CEFR target level B1.2

    Teaching language Russian. In some groups, English may be used as a supplementary language.


    Teaching Language : Russian

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV
    2023-2024 Spring IV

    Enrollment :

    Registration for Courses will take place on Sisu. Registration must be confirmed by attending the first lesson.