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Finnish as a Foreign Language Programme, 28 ECTS


The basic extent of the programme of Finnish as a Foreign Language is 28 ECTS. In addition, the advanced-level writing course may be offered, but it is not included in the programme. Students can also choose individual courses without completing the whole programme. The courses in the programme are primarily intended for degree students, but exchange students may also be accepted onto them if numbers allow.

Elementary Course 1 (3 ECTS)
Elementary Course 2 (3 ECTS)
Elementary Course 3 (4 ECTS)
Elementary Course 4 (4 ECTS)
Advanced Course 1 (4 ECTS)
Advanced Course 2 (4 ECTS)
Advanced-Level Vocabulary Course (2 ECTS)
Reading Comprehension and Conversation Course 1 (2 ECTS)
Reading Comprehension and Conversation Course 2 (2 ECTS)
Advanced-Level Writing Course (2 ECTS)

Upon successful completion of the elementary-level courses, students will be able to use and understand Finnish in common everyday situations. In addition, they will be able to give and understand accounts about themselves, their families, studies, hobbies and other similar topics.

After successful completion of the advanced-level courses, students will be able to communicate both orally and in written form on various matters that have familiar themes. With the help of a dictionary, students will be able to read texts comparable to standard newspaper language without much difficulty.

The general aim of these studies is to give students a positive attitude both to their language studies and to themselves as language learners, enabling them to develop their language skills further.

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