Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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KIFF0002 Finnish for Foreigners: Beginners' Course II 4 ECTS
Organised by
Centre for Lang.and Com./Finnish as a Foreign Lang
Person in charge
Pirkko Hölttä (autumn semester), Päivi Paukku (spring semester)
Preceding studies
Beginners' Course I or equivalent knowledge of Finnish.


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1

General description

Students will learn more about vocabulary and basic structures of the Finnish language.

Learning outcomes

After the course students will be able to understand and use simply-structured Finnish expressions that concern some of the most common matters and situations related to everyday life. They will also be able to describe some of the most important things about themselves, their families and the immediate surroundings, and to understand descriptions of such topics.


The classes include more basic grammar, e.g. use of the local cases, more about noun types, postpositions and past tense forms. Exercises in oral communication and listening comprehension are also included. Additionally there will be a few writing tasks which will be prepared at home.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 48 h 0 h
Independent work 48 h 0 h

Exam 2 h

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In Finnish
  • In Finnish
Written exam
  • In Finnish
Oral exam
  • In Finnish
Participation in classroom work and Exercise(s) and Written exam and Oral exam

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Classroom work, exercises and exams.

Study materials

Gehring, S. & Heinzmann, S. 2010. Suomen mestari 1. Saarijärvi 2010, chapters 6-9.

Belongs to following study modules

Centre for Language and Communication Studies
Centre for Language and Communication Studies
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Centre for Language and Communication Studies
Finnish Study Modules