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 worktasks - 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 know imperfect conjugation - know the basics of how the Finnish object is used - 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 required. 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 imperfekt.

Recommended or required reading

Coursebook: 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

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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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