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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Arkistoitu opetussuunnitelma 2016–2018
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KIFF0002 Finnish for Foreigners: Beginners' Course II 4 op
Organised by
Centre for Lang.and Com./Finnish as a Foreign Lang
Person in charge
Päivi Paukku
Preceding studies
Beginners' Course I or equivalent knowledge of Finnish.


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1

General description

This course builds on Beginners' Course I. Students will learn more about vocabulary and basic structures of the Finnish language. Communication skills will be improved by discussions and written exercises as well as by reading and listening comprehension exercises. Special emphasis will be placed on active communication skills.

Learning outcomes

After the course students should 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 should 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.


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.

Themes: House and living, travelling and vehicles, food and eating, time expressions, celebrations, work and professions.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 48 h 0 h
Independent work 58 h 0 h

Exams 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 English
  • In Finnish
  • In Finnish
Written exam
  • In Finnish
Oral exam
  • In Finnish

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Active participation and 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

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.)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus/indonesia