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Finnish for Foreigners 1

Finnish for Foreigners 1

Code: FIN1LF101
Scope: 5 ECTS
Timing: semester 1
Language: English and Finnish
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Course level: Basic Studies
Course type: compulsory 

Starting level and linkage with other courses
No prerequisites.

Learning outcomes
You manage orally in routine everyday situations, you know the elementary structures and vocabulary of Finnish language and you can write a short and simple text about yourself. You are familiar with the Finnish culture and customs related to the topics of the course. Your target level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR is A1.


  •  basics of pronunciation
  •  greetings, numbers and time expressions
  •  family
  •  weather
  •  everyday life
  •  basic structures and vocabulary for everyday needs
  •  basic culture elements

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
If you have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, you can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through your studies. More information and instructions for RPL are available at MyNet.

Cooperation with the business community
Quest speakers or visits as appropriate.

International and global business approach to course themes and topics and contributions by multicultural student groups.

Course formats
Contact and distant sessions or virtual course.

Students' performance is graded on the following scale: Excellent (5), Very good (4), Good (3), Satisfactory (2), Fair (1), Fail (0).
Link to the joint assessment grid. The assessment of one’s own learning.

Course teacher(s)
Hanna Tani, Tuula Jäppinen

Learning materials
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.