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Finnish for Exchange Students

Finnish for Exchange Students

Code: FIN8LF101
Scope: 5 ECTS
Timing: semesters 1 - 7
Language: English and Finnish
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Level: Basic Studies
Type: compulsory/free-choice

Starting level and linkage with other courses
No prerequisites. This course is for exchange students only.

Learning outcomes
You are able to use the most common vocabulary and phrases and cope in simple, routine every situations. You are also familiar with the basic characteristics of Finnish language, culture and habits related to everyday life. Your target level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR is A1.


  •  basics of pronunciation
  •  greetings, basic small talk phrases and complements
  •  asking and giving basic information in everyday situations
  •  shopping and ordering
  •  expressing time, place and direction
  •  vocabulary and key phrases for everyday and studying needs
  •  information about Finland and the Finnish culture

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 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 teacher
Hanna Tani

Learning materials
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.