FINNISH 102A: Intermediate Finnish (formerly Scandinavian 102A)

TT 2-3:30 , B37 Dwinelle. Instructor: Sirpa Tuomainen

Units: 4

This is the second year course for Finnish. Three hours of language instruction per week. The course will further develop the students’ oral communicative competence, reading and writing ability and cultural understanding. Emphasis is on listening comprehension and speaking skills development with colloquial language, as well as reading and writing in different registers with vocabulary development. Homework will utilize new media in addition to more traditional work. This is a multilevel course, repeatable for credit. As such, the course will be tailored according to students’ skill levels and needs.

Workload: About three hours of work outside of class per week, a midterm and a portfolio.


Finnish Grammar; White, Leila (2006) Recommended

Main texts to be announced after first class meeting, depending on the students’ language level/s, needs and interests.

Prerequisites: Finnish 1B (formerly Scandinavian 2B) or consent of instructor.