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Finnish for Foreigners 2

Finnish for Foreigners 2

Code: FIN1LF102
Scope: 5 ECTS
Timing: semester 2
Language: English and Finnish
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Course level: Basic studies
Course type: compulsory 

Starting level and linkage with other courses
Prerequisite: Finnish for Foreigners 1 or equivalent competence (about 5 cr of previous studies).

Learning outcomes
Your capacity to talk has further developed, your command of the elementary structures has expanded and your vocabulary for everyday life situations has broadened. You are able to participate in everyday communication and read and write short texts in Finnish. You have gained language and culture basic skills to the extent that you are able to use the surrounding language environment to develop your language skills further. Your target level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR is A2.1.


  • pronunciation
  • housing
  • travelling
  • food and drink
  • professions and work
  • expressing place and direction
  • 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.