Finnish for Foreigners II

Structure Type: Course
Code: TIP0319
Type: Elective
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 4.0 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   2 spring   4.0   2011-01-05   2011-06-17  
T-IB-2010   2 spring   4.0   2012-01-09   2012-06-18  
T-IB-2011   2 spring   4.0   2013-01-05   2013-06-18  
T-IB-2012   2 spring   4.0        

Learning Outcomes

The course is aimed at students who wish to extend their existing knowledge of the Finnish language. It equips the students with the necessary communicative skills to be able to cope in Finnish in various situations both in the work place and socially.

Student's Workload

Total 108h; class hours 52h, supervised exercises 24h, autonomous studies 24h, oral and written tests 8h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Finnish for Foreigners I or equivalent


Revision of basic vocabulary and structures, supplementary words and phrases with emphasis on everyday situations, specialised professional vocabulary of the studentsÂ’ own field of study.

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, presentations, assignments.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 1: The student has a satisfactory command of the language both orally and in writing
Grade 3: The student has a good command of the language both orally and in writng and he/she can apply his/her skills in practice
Grade 5: The student has an excellent command of the language both orally and in writing and he/she can apply his/her skills in a versatile manner.

Assessment Methods

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