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Finnish for Foreigners 3

Finnish for Foreigners 3

Code: FIN1LF103
Scope: 5 ECTS
Timing: semester 3
Language: English and Finnish
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Course level: Basic Studies
Course type: compulsory 

Starting level and linkage with other courses
Prerequisite: Finnish for Foreigners 2 or equivalent (about 10 cr of previous studies)

Learning outcomes
You are able to discuss familiar topics in everyday life. You develop your oral and writing skills. 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 A2.2.


  •  Travelling
  •  The Finnish summer cottage, sauna and nature
  •  Health issue, going to a doctor
  •  Free time activities and hobbies
  •  The past tense of verbs (imperfekti)
  •  The construction `have to´
  •  The forms of object

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.

Global business approach to course themes and contributions by multicultural student groups.

Course formats
Contact and distant sessions.

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 teachers
Tuula Jäppinen, Hanna Tani

Learning materials
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.