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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
KKSU4 Elementary Course 4 4 ECTS
Organised by
Preceding studies
Elementary Courses 1–3 in Finnish (or equivalent)


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A2
Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course the students can use and understand different kinds of Finnish expressions that concern matters and situations related to everyday life. Students can also describe some of the most important things about themselves, their surroundings, studies, hobbies, plans and other corresponding topics, and understand descriptions of such topics. In addition they can understand at least the main points in short and intelligible written texts with familiar themes and write short descriptions about their lives and brief situations and events.


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

Teaching methods

Group instructions 52 hours and independent work about 52 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

Language Centre
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.