Language Courses in Finnish for Foreigners


Basic courses (CEFR A1-A2)

The basic courses are meant for students in every faculty. A basic course 1, e.g. XFIN0001 Finnish for Foreigners 1, starts from the very basics, so no previous studies on the language are required. Those who have already studied a language are placed on course levels that match their skills. All types of language skills are practiced on the basic courses. The main focus, however, is on phonetics and basic grammar as well as on oral skills and listening comprehension.  

The aim of the studies is to raise the students’ active and passive language skills to an adequate level so that they can take part in mandatory and optional courses and make use of their language skills e.g. in student exchange programs.

XFIN0007  Survival Finnish (CEFR A1) (2 ECTS cr)
or
XFIN0001  Finnish for Foreigners 1 (CEFR A1) (3 ECTS cr)
XFIN0002  Finnish for Foreigners 2 (CEFR A1) (3 ECTS cr) 
XFIN0003  Finnish for Foreigners 3 (CEFR A2) (3 ECTS cr) 
XFIN0004  Finnish for Foreigners 4 (CEFR A2) (3 ECTS cr)  

Please note that XFIN0007 Survival Finnish is not adequate preparation for the course XFIN0002 Finnish for Foreigners 2. Students who intend to study Finnish for at least half a year should start with XFIN0001 Finnish for Foreigners 1.

Preparatory courses

XFIN0011 Finnish Preparatory Course (CEFR A2-B1) (2 ECTS cr)

The aim of the course is to offer foreign students who have completed Finnish for Foreigners 1-4 efficient repetition before they start courses in the Finnish: Language Use and Culture -module (XFIN0200). The language of the teaching is Finnish, but if necessary also English can be used.

 

Autumn term 2014

Period 1

XFIN0007  Survival Finnish (CEFR A1) (2 ECTS cr)
or
XFIN0001  Finnish for Foreigners 1 (CEFR A1) (3 ECTS cr)
ayXFIN00001 Finnish for Foreigners 1 (CEFR A1) (3 ECTS cr) (evening time: open university course)

Period 2

XFIN0002  Finnish for Foreigners 2 (CEFR A1) (3 ECTS cr)

ayXFIN00002 Finnish for Foreigners 2 (CEFR A1) (3 ECTS cr) (evening time: open university course)

XFIN0011 Suomen valmentava kurssi (CEFR A2-B1) (2 ECTS cr) 


Spring term 2015

Period 3

XFIN0003  Finnish for Foreigners 3 (CEFR A2) (3 ECTS cr)
ayXFIN0003  Finnish for Foreigners 3 (CEFR A2) (3 ECTS cr) (evening time: open university course) 

XFIN0007  Survival Finnish (CEFR A1) (2 ECTS cr) 
or
XFIN0001  Finnish for Foreigners 1 (CEFR A1) (3 ECTS cr)

Period 4

XFIN0004  Finnish for Foreigners 4 (CEFR A2) (3 ECTS cr) 
ayXFIN0004  Finnish for Foreigners 4 (CEFR A2) (3 ECTS cr) (evening time: open university course)

XFIN0002  Finnish for Foreigners 2 (CEFR A1) (3 ECTS cr)