The website Tekstitaidot haltuun has been created in the nationwide project on flexible learning and guidance of Finnish and Swedish for the need of working life. The material is designed for advanced Finnish as a second language students as well as for students who use Finnish as their mother tongue but have lived abroad for a long time and attended school in a language other than Finnish.
The material consists in five more general language skills sections. These sections include materials on different registers, Finnish noun and verb inflection, phrasal structure and working life related text comprehension and writing skills. One section of its own is dedicated exclusively to LSP: this section contains materials on terminology and vocabulary on IT, business, nursing, arts, and law.
The student receives automatic feedback on sections other than writing tasks. The Writing section has ready-made assignments and background material for assignments.
The course is available free of charge on Aalto University website but it requires registration as guest.
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students
The provided tangible improvements
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries
Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
TThe material offers quite accessible (registration is needed but free of charge) exercise material for advanced level Finnish second language students and for native Finnish speakers that have had their instruction in other language than Finnish; not much material for this specific target group is available. Material can easily be used partially to meet student specific needs but it is not possible to modify the course contents. The material is also very useful for student’s skills self-assessment and validation on different written language skills. The feedback for student is immediate and automatic, so the material suits well also for autonomous learning.
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