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MARIH14 Finnish Language 2 op
Organised by
MDP in Research and Innovation in Higher Education
Person in charge
University Lecturer
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2012–2013 X
2013–2014 X
2014–2015 X

General description

The course is offered at the University of Tampere.

- Studying the basics of Finnish language (a stress on receptive skills)
- Level A1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
- Perspectives on Finnish culture: nature, art, sport, food, education and working life, customs and habits

Learning outcomes

After completion of the course students know the foundations of Finnish pronunciation and spelling system. They are able to understand and – in more restricted contexts – also to use short and simply-structured Finnish expressions that concern some of the most common matters and situations related to everyday life (introducing yourself, buying and paying, numbers, days of the week, asking questions). Students are familiar with some features of Finnish culture.


- vocabulary and phrases related to everyday life
- basics of pronunciation and spelling system
- listening comprehension
- reading comprehension
- materials and lectures concerning different features of Finnish culture (in English)

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 26 h 0 h
Independent work 26 h 0 h

- methods: lectures, group discussions, activities outside the classroom
- independent work: readings, reflective report

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
In English

Active participation in the course and writing a reflective report is required.



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