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.

The course is conducted as hybrid teaching, allowing students to choose to participate in either classroom or remote sessions.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 09.09.2024 - 02.12.2024

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): B1-1

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


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Olia Dolmatova, Ekaterina Novacac (2021), Tochka RU A2, ISBN 978-5-00122-994-0, section 4, online material, and additional course handouts

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: Finnish, English, Russian

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn I - II
    2024-2025 Spring III
    2025-2026 Autumn I - II
    2025-2026 Spring III

    Registration for KiViTa course:

    This course is taught by the KiViTa network and offered to students at all higher education institutions in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. You can apply for the course in Studyinfo / Opintopolku and students are selected in order of registration. Instructions and link for registration.


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