Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

To give the student further knowledge about the
Finnish language and to improve the student's use
of the Finnish language. The course goal is to be
on level A.2.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is
expected to be able to act in basic everyday
situations and to have a basic knowledge of the
Finnish language; to know some basic structures
and for example to manage verb conjugation in
present tense.
At the end of the course the student is
expected to
- know how to introduce herself/himself
- know how to to tell about studies and basic
- know how to use where, from where and where
to -
structures in Finnish
- know how to use the have structrue
- know how to use partitive
- know how to conjugate verbs in presens and
imperfect conjugation
- know the basics of how the Finnish object is
- know how to use III. inf.

Course contents

Further basic grammar
Vocabulary of the daily life, professional
situations and education.
Texts and oral and written exercises.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Finnish for Foreigners I and II -knowledge is
A.1.2 (European framework)

Additional information

The course material is on Itslearning and in
the course book Suomi sujuvaksi 1.
The course covers the chapters 1-20 in the
course book Suomi sujuvaksi 1. The emphasis is
on own fiel vocabulary, past tense, object and
inf. III and verbconjugation in presens and

Recommended or required reading

Marjukka Kenttälä: Suomi sujuvaksi I.
Yliopistopaino. Helsinki 2007
ISBN 978-952-495-023-7
Material disributed by the teacher.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 55 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 16 hours
  • Individual studies - 62 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Re-takes on 24.4. and

Assessment requirements

The course grade is based on:

the written exam 100 % (2017)
the oral exam and activity in class %
Both should be passed.


Luomi Anna Maija


Herva Marja

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2017-03-14 - Exams
  • 2017-05-30 - Other assignments

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