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Brush Up Finnish for False Beginners

Brush Up Finnish for False Beginners

Code: FIN8LF103
Scope:  3 ECTS
Timing: 1-3 semester
Language: English and Finnish
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Course level: Basic Studies
Course type: compulsory / free choice


Starting level and linkage with other courses
This virtual course is for beginners level students. Suitable for students who have studied a little bit of Finnish and need to revise the very basics. Completion of this course gives prerequisite for Finnish for Foreigners 2 course.

Learning outcomes
You know the basic structures and key vocabulary taught on the Finnish for Foreigners 1 level. After completing the course, you may continue your studies on the Finnish for Foreigners 2 course. Your target level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR is A1.


  • Basics of pronunciation and Finnish sound system
  • Greetings, numbers and time expressions
  • Family
  • Weather
  • Everyday life
  • Basic structures and vocabulary for everyday needs

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.