Course name Finnish language 1
Course date 16.09.2024 - 31.12.2024
Institution HUMAK University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field 4everyone HUB, Languages and Communication HUB
Teacher Kirsi MacKenzie
Available for open UAS Chargeable
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 05.08.2024 - 22.08.2024
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Finnish language 1

16.09.2024 - 31.12.2024

Course description

The Finnish language 1 course establishes the foundation for studying the Finnish language. The intended learning outcomes equal reference level A1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Students familiarise themselves with the most common Finnish phrases and learn basic vocabulary and grammar to be able to manage everyday situations in Finnish.

Target group

The course is suitable for any student interested learning the basics of Finnish. You need to possess good digital skills, be highly motivated for independent studies.

Intended learning outcomes


  • Identify and understand simple and short Finnish words and sentences spoken at a tranquil pace.
  • Identify and understand simple and short words and sentences in written Finnish.
  • Are able to produce a moderate number of simple and short words and sentences in both spoken and written Finnish.
  • Manage simple discussions and everyday situations in Finnish.

Assessment criteria

Grading Scale: 0–5

Course way of working and time table

This is a self-paced Finnish course for total beginners who will learn the basics of Finnish through independent studies in a Moodle learning environment. This means that there will be no live classes given.

Course enrolment info

NB! If you are a student at Centria, HAMK, Karelia, Laurea, Lapland UAS, TAMK, Turku UAS, VAMK or XAMK student please enrol via Peppi/Pakki. “RIPA, a cross-institutional study service for higher education institutions, enables higher education students to complete studies at another higher education institution without enrolment through a separate portal. Each student sees the course selection intended for them and can register in the student administration system of their home institution (Peppi/Pakki).”Read more here.

See instructions for CampusOnline students in Humak’s Student’s Guide.

  • The enrolment forms are valid only during the registration period.
  • After you have filled out the form, you will get a confirmation email to the email address you provided. Please make sure that the email address is correct.
  • If you do not receive a message, check your email’s junk mail folder. If you did not receive the email, contact avoinamk@humak.fi.
  • Please enrol on time, since no new registrations are processed after the enrolment period ends.