Course name Finnish for beginners
Course date 12.09.2022 - 31.12.2022
Institution XAMK University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field Languages and Communication HUB
Teacher Xamkin lehtori
Available for open UAS Chargeable
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 15.08.2022 - 28.08.2022
Implementation plan
OPEN UAS Enrolment

Finnish for beginners

12.09.2022 - 31.12.2022

Course description

Objective: You are able to express yourself in Finnish in the most common everyday situations both orally and in writing. You have a command of simple phrases, basic clauses and vocabulary (CEFR level A1.1-A1.2) needed in situations such as introducing yourself and in service encounters. You are familiar with the most essential grammatical features, like vowel harmony, present tense of the verb types and partitive singular case, and can manage with the pronunciation and spelling. You are also able to expand your vocabulary and knowledge of language usage independently using different sources. You become more familiar with the Finnish culture. Content: What kind of language is Finnish compared with other languages you know? What are the special features of Finnish? Which phrases and what kind of knowledge of Finnish language and culture are needed in everyday communication? Which sources and tools can you use in order to learn elementary Finnish during the course and independently? How to pronounce and spell in Finnish


Requires good independent study skills since real-time teacher participation is very minimal. Attending the course requires English skills enabling academic studies and some IT-skills.

Assessment criteria

Examination and assignments. Assessment on a scale of 1 – 5.

Course way of working and time table

There will be an exam at the end of the course. The exam dates will be given at the beginning of the course.

All the assignments must be submitted following the given schedule by the end of the course.