Finnish for Foreigners I (Others)

Structure Type: Course
Code: TIP0313
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 5.0 points
Language of Instruction: English

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
T-IB-2009   1 autumn   5.0   2009-08-24   2009-12-19  
T-IB-2010   1 autumn   5.0   2010-08-24   2010-12-18  
T-IB-2011   1 autumn   5.0   2011-08-22   2011-12-23  
T-IB-2012   1 autumn   5.0   2012-08-24   2012-12-18  
T-IB-2013   1 autumn   5.0        
IB-2014   1 autumn   5.0        
IB-2015   1 autumn   5.0        
IB-2016   1 autumn   5.0        
IB-2017   1 autumn   5.0        

Learning Outcomes

The course will give the students elementary knowledge of the Finnish language. They will learn the pronunciation, structures and vocabulary of standard Finnish and gain an insight into Finnish culture. The students will be able to communicate in Finnish in everyday situations.

Student's Workload

Total 135h; class hours 65h, supervised exercises 26h, autonomous studies 26h, oral and written tests 8h
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies


Basic vocabulary and elementary sentence structures in everyday language situations.

Recommended or Required Reading

White, L. From start to Finnish. A short course in Finnish. 2012. Helsinki. Finn Lectura
Gehring, S. & Heinzmann, S. Suomen mestari 1. Suomen kielen oppikirja aikuisille. 2010. Helsinki. Finn Lectura

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Oral and written exercises based on the course material, pairwork, assignments.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student can utilise theories, concepts and methods consistently in various situations considering the language both orally and in writing and she can apply her/his skills in a versatile manner.

Grade 3: The student can utilize essential concepts in single situations of the language both orally and in writng and s/he can apply her/his skills in practice.

Grade 1: The student recognise and understand the essential of the language both orally and in writing

Assessment Methods

Active class participation, completed assignments, oral and written examinations. Numerical (0-5).