This is a cross campus listed course and will be taught with the quarter schedule to accommodate students from other UC campuses. We will meet on 8/22 but instruction begins formally on 9/28. UCB students will participate to this class in the classroom, enrolled students from other campuses via Zoom, a conferencing / distance teaching platform.
Students will learn the basic structures of the Finnish language and will be able to use them in simple, everyday conversation. All four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing will be studied and practiced in context with the structures of Finnish. Both colloquial (spoken) and formal (written) forms of the Finnish language will be studied and practiced. Historical and cultural information as well as everyday life in modern Finland will be discussed in connection with language studies.
Suomen mestari 1. Suomen kielen oppikirja aikuisille. (Finlectura 2011) Sonja Gehring & Sanni Heinzman
Additional texts, websites, listening clips, film clips, etc. will be provided.
Attendance and participation (30%)
Homework assignments, including the language/culture log (20%)
Final exam (25%)
Prerequisites: None. All welcome / Tervetuloa!
Please do inform me of any disabilities and/or learning difficulties as well as special talents you might have.