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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KIFF0013 Finnish for Foreigners: Survival Course for Exchange Students 2 op
Organised by
Centre for Lang.and Com./Finnish as a Foreign Lang
Person in charge
Päivi Paukku
Preceding studies
No previous studies.


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1

General description

The aim of the course is to offer students a basic knowledge of the Finnish language so that they can cope with some situations linked with everyday life.

Learning outcomes

After the course students should know how to pronounce Finnish. They should also be familiar with the vocabulary and phraseology they need in simple everyday situations. Students will be able to ask simple questions and to answer easy questions.


Greetings, simple questions, countries and nationalities, the numbers, the days of the week and months, food and eating; phrases connected to these subjects.

The course includes pronunciation exercises, listening comprehension exercises, communication tasks and pair work. It concentrates on practical language use, grammar is discussed to a lesser extent.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 24 h 0 h
Independent work 28 h 0 h

Exam 2 h.

Teaching language

English, Finnish

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In Finnish
  • In Finnish
Written exam
  • In Finnish

80% attendance is required.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Active participation and classroom work, exercises and exam. Numeric grade upon request.

Study materials

Material will be provided by the teacher.

Further information

The Survival Course is directed at those students who do not intend to continue with their Finnish studies. If you want to continue with Beginners' Course II in the Spring semester, you will have to choose Beginners' Course I in the Autumn semester.

Belongs to following study modules

Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Autumn Semester 2017 (Kieli- ja viest.keskus/Finnish as a Foreign Lang.)
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Spring Semester 2018 (Kieli- ja viest.keskus/Finnish as a Foreign Lang.)
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus/indonesia