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Finnish Pronunciation for Beginners

Finnish Pronunciation for Beginners

Code: FIN8LF102
Scope:  1 ECTS
Timing: 1-7 semesters
Language: English and Finnish
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Course level: Basic Studies
Course type: compulsory / free choice


Starting level and linkage with other courses
This course is for beginners level students. Suitable for students who are studying in Finnish for Foreigners 1, Finnish for Exchange Students or Brush Up Finnish for False Beginners courses.

Learning outcomes
The course familiarises you with the central features of Finnish pronunciation. You will also identify the aspects of pronunciation that are difficult for you and find ways to practise them.


  • Listening and pronunciation exercises
  • Speech rhythm, stress and intonation
  • Individual sounds
  • Sound length variation

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
Real business based examples and cases.

International and global business approach to course themes and topics, contributions by multinational student groups and company cooperation.

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).
A link to the joint assessment grid. The assessment of one’s own learning.

Course teacher(s)
Hanna Tani

Learning materials
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.