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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
KKSU1 Elementary Course 1 3 ECTS
Organised by
Preceding studies
Previous studies in Finnish are not expected.


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1
Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course students know the basics of Finnish pronunciation as well as the most essential vocabulary and can use and understand short and simply-structured Finnish expressions that concern some of the most common matters and situations related to everyday life (introducing themselves, buying and paying, telling the time, food, asking and answering, location and moving, possessing).


–Studying the basics of the Finnish language
–Structural exercises
–Pronunciation exercises
–Conversational exercises
–Listening comprehension exercises
–Reading comprehension exercises
–Written exercises

Teaching methods

Group instruction 39 hours and independent work about 40 hours

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish
Written exam 
In Finnish

Active participation in the group and a written examination.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Assessment is based on participation in the course and the final examination.

Study materials

Materials (liable to charge) designed by the teacher.

Belongs to following study modules

Institute of Biomedical Technology
Language Centre
School of Information Sciences
School of Management
School of Information Sciences
School of Health Sciences
Institute of Biomedical Technology
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Faculty of Social Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.