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KK-VEN205 ALICE - Academic Language and Intercultural Exchange (Russian - Finnish/Swedish) (CEFR A2), 2 cr 
Code KK-VEN205  Validity 01.08.2019 -
Name ALICE - Academic Language and Intercultural Exchange (Russian - Finnish/Swedish) (CEFR A2)  Abbreviation ALICE - Academi 
Scope2 cr   
TypeLanguage studies
    Can be taken more than onceno
Unit Language Centre 

Target group 

Students of all faculties, international students

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, Finnish students will be able to express themselves more fluently in Russian, be more familiar with Russia and Russian culture as well as able to talk about Finland and Finnishness. Correspondingly, Russian-speaking students study Finnish or Finnish culture. The concrete learning outcomes are determined on the basis of students’ goals.

Completion methods 

A course, which includes the following:

  • 24 hours of meetings between ALICE pairs
  • 3 hours of meetings with the teacher
  • 27 hours of independent study

Starting level CEFR A2, Intermediate Russian 2 or corresponding skills, suited also to more advanced language skill levels.


The course consists of informal meetings between ALICE pairs. In the first meeting, the pairs draw up a meeting programme. During the meetings, a learning journal is completed collaboratively. At the end of the course, students write a short essay, reflecting on their experiences.

Study materials and literature 

1.    Online material

2.    Material chosen by students

Assessment practices and criteria 


Assessment is based on the learning outcomes above. Attention will be paid to the work plan, meetings between the pairs and with the teacher, the learning journal written in Russian/multiple languages, as well as the essay written in students’ native language or the language studied.


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun ALICE - Academic Language and Intercultural Exchange (Russian - Finnish/Swedish) (CEFR A2)  Online Course    18.01.21 -07.05.21

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