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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
KKSU1 Finnish Elementary Course 1 3 ECTS
Organised by
Preceding studies
Previous studies in Finnish are not required.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Language Centre
Curricula 2015 – 2017


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

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will know the foundations of Finnish pronunciation and the most common core vocabulary. In addition, they will be able to use and understand short and simply structured Finnish expressions that concern some of the most common everyday matters (introducing themselves, buying and paying, telling the time, food, asking and answering questions, location and moving around).


During the course, students are acquainted with the Finnish sound and spelling system, basic grammar and core vocabulary. Students engage in pronunciation, sound recognition, and structural and communicative exercises that focus on the topics covered.

Teaching methods

Group instruction: 39 hours
Independent work: approximately 42 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

Active participation in the course. There will be an examination after the course.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

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

Study materials

The materials are designed by the teacher.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Language Centre
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Language Centre