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.


You will practise media literacy and your skills at writing messages using various tools. You will be able to discuss familiar topics and initiate conversations. You will perceive and gather information important to you from texts with predictable content.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 12.09.2023 - 17.10.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Valeria Seraya-Rautaneva

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:

    More extensive practice of speaking and writing messages in ordinary situations, listening comprehension, and modelling of real situations, such as hosting guests. Delivering a very simple presentation. More extensive practice of expressions of time and verbs of motion.

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 (written learning assignments, including online assignments; preparation for lectures and tests): 42 h

    3. Examinations (oral and written): 4 h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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

    Teaching Language : Finnish

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2022-2023 Spring III
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Spring III

    Enrollment :

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