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Finnish for Foreigners 4

Finnish for Foreigners 4

Code: FIN1LF104
Scope: 5 ECTS
Timing: semesters 1-7
Language: English and Finnish
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Course level: Basic Studies
Course type: free-choice

Starting level and linkage with other courses
Prerequisite: Finnish for Foreigners 3 or equivalent (about 15 cr of previous studies).

Learning outcomes
You are able to handle a variety of everyday life situations. You can tell about your studies and work experience and write your CV in Finnish. You have deepened your oral and writing skills. Your target level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR is A2.2 - B1.


  • communication in offices
  • education and work experience
  • applying for a job in Finland
  • shopping
  • past tenses of verbs (perfekti, pluskvamperfekti)
  • plural forms of nouns

Regognising 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
Real business based examples and cases, guest speakers, or company visits as appropriate.

Global business approach to course themes, contributions by multicultural student groups and company cooperation

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.