Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course, you will

- be able to pronounce Finnish recognizably
- understand Finnish language structure
- understand and be able to respond in Finnish in routine situations
- be able to introduce yourself and tell a little about yourself
- have tools to learn more Finnish on your own.

Credits: 1

Schedule: 27.02.2024 - 16.04.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Anja Keränen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period): A1

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English, Finnish


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Greetings. Introducing yourself. Numerals. Food and shopping vocabulary. Days of the week, times and other central expressions of time. Work and university-related vocabulary. Places and expressions of location.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The students can complete the course completely independently, but the students will receive feedback from the course tutor on some of the assignments. Students must complete 90 % of the materials by the end of the course.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Independent work 27 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Online material

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2022-2023 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Spring V

    Enrollment :

    Registration for Courses: registration for courses will take place on Sisu (

    This course is taught by the KiViTa network and offered to students at all higher education institutions in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. You can apply for the course in Studyinfo. Students are admitted on a first-come first-served basis.