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 op
Organised by
Centre for Lang.and Com./Finnish as a Foreign Lang
Person in charge
Jenni Laine
Preceding studies
Intensive beginners' course or beginners' course I.


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1

General description

This course builds on Intensive Beginners' Course. The course is integrated in nature and covers all of the language skills: it offers tuition in speaking, written work, and listening and reading comprehension. Communication skills will be improved by discussion 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

After the course the student should be able to understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, studies, leisure, etc. He/she should be able to communicate in tasks requiring a simple information on familiar topics and activities. He/she 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.


Students will learn more about the basic structures of the Finnish language, e.g., use of the local cases, more about noun types, postpositions and past tense forms.
Themes: house and living, travelling and vehicles, food and eating, time expressions, celebrations, work and professions.
The course consists of structural exercises, communication skills tasks, listening and reading comprehension exercises, and writing tasks, which will be prepared at home.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 60 h 0 h
Independent work 75 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 English
  • In Finnish
  • In Finnish
Written exam
  • In Finnish
Oral exam
  • In Finnish

Regular attendance is essential.

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
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