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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KIFF0025 Finnish for Foreigners: Intensive Beginners' Course II 5 ECTS
Organised by
Centre for Lang.and Com./Finnish as a Foreign Lang
Person in charge
Pirkko Hölttä
Preceding studies
Intensive beginners' course or beginners' course I.


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1

General description

The course is integrated in nature and covers all the different areas of linguistic skills. The course offers tuition in speaking, written work, and listening and reading comprehension.
Communication skills will be improved by discussions and written exercises as well as by reading and listening comprehension exercises. In addition to attending the classes, participants must also be prepared to study a lot independently.

Learning outcomes

The student can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, studies, leisure, etc. He / she can communicate in tasks requiring a simple information on familiar topics and activities. He /she can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language. The student can also write simple texts connected with topics which are familiar or of personal interest.


Students will learn more about the basic structures of the Finnish language. The classes include intermediate grammar, e.g. the conjugation of the verbs in the past tense, the imperative mood, more about noun types, ordinal numbers, postpositions, partitive plural and the object case form.
- structural exercises, communication skills tasks, listening and reading comprehension exercises, writing tasks, which will be prepared at home.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 60 h 0 h
Independent work 60 h 0 h

Midterm examination 2 h, final exam: written 2 h and oral 15 minutes.

Teaching language


English, if necessary.

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

Regular attendance is essential.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Active 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
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Centre for Language and Communication Studies
Finnish Study Modules