Course name Finnish 1
Course date 01.02.2024 - 31.07.2024
Institution Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 3 ECTS credit

Field 4everyone HUB, Languages and Communication HUB
Teacher Hanna-Kaisa Sadwinski
Available for open UAS No
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 20.11.2023 - 01.06.2024
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Course enrolment info

Finnish 1

01.02.2024 - 31.07.2024

Course description


The objective of the course is developing basic language skills.

The student understands a limited number of words, short sentences, questions, and prompts; can communicate concisely and introduce oneself; understands short and simple texts; can write a few sentences about oneself and one’s life.

Aim to reach CEFR (Common European Framework Reference level): A1.2


Introduction to how Finnish language works. The alphabet, numbers and pronunciation. Communication, vocabulary and structures. Possible themes include personal life, family and friends; studying, work and free time; home, housing, living in Finland; public services (e.g. shopping and library); traveling; time, weather.

The course will cover basic Finnish grammar and communication skills, including speaking, writing, speech comprehension and reading. Grammatical themes covered include basic conjugation and declension, verb types, basic sentence, pronunciation. The differences between spoken and written language are taken into account. No prior Finnish or linguistics knowledge is required.

Assessment criteria


Course way of working and time table

The course does not include timed lessons requiring attendance.

The course will be delivered non-stop as online learning: students can choose the starting time and pace of the course. The course can be started at any time between 1 February and 14 June 2024, provided that the maximum number of enrolments is not yet reached.

Course additional info

You must activate the SAMK-ID and email address to complete the course. After your enrolment has been processed, the Student Services Secretary will send you the activation instructions to the email you provided in the enrolment form.

Course enrolment info

There is a limited number of students approved on this course. When you filled out the electronic application (Enrolment -section), you would have seen if there were places left. If the course was full, find the waitlist with a waiting number in the end of the course title. You will get an automatic reply about your enrolment to the email address you provided in the electronic form. Check the spam.

When your enrolment has been processed, the Student Services Secretary will send you a message with instructions on how to activate the SAMK student identifier to the email address you provided in the application form. (The message is sent just before the course begins).