Suomen kielen alkeiskurssi 1/ Finnish for Beginners 1


September 18th to December 18th, on Wednesdays at 16.30–19.45 (4.30. p.m. to 7.45 p.m.)

No class on October 16th.

Note! Lesson cancelled on October 30th, more information about the compensatory lesson will be given later.

Target group

People who have not previously studied Finnish (starting level 0).

Please see our Student’s Guide for more information about the order in which our Finnish language courses are meant to be taken.


Students will learn basics of Finnish. After the course, they will be able to talk about themselves using simple expressions, and will have the prerequisites for coping in simple everyday situations. We will also practise running everyday errands and familiarise ourselves with colloquial Finnish. The course is intensive and students are required to be active. The key points of the course will be basic grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, and Finnish culture. The target skill level is A1.2. (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR).

The textbook Suomen mestari 1 forms the core of the course. It will be studied approximately from chapter 1 to chapter 4 or 5. In addition, interesting discussions, language games and cultural practices are also included in the course curriculum. Students are required to be active and are expected to participate actively in the lessons, do homework and study vocabulary.

The language of instruction is English.


Textbook Suomen mestari 1. Sonja Gehring & Sanni Heinzmann, Finn Lectura, from chapter 1 onwards.

The book is not included in the course fee.

Note! Please buy or borrow the book before the course begins!

It is also recommended to bring a dictionary to the lessons.

Modes of study

Active and regular attendance and the exam. To pass the course, students need to attend at least 70 or 80 per cent of the lessons.

In order to get a complete certificate, students are required to take the exam. Scale: Pass/Fail.

See also

After you have completed this course, you can continue studying on Finnish for Beginners 2. The course will start in January 2020.

Additional information

The information published above is subject to change.

Sirje Perendi
There are available places on the course
18.9.2019 - 18.12.2019
Enrollment begins
23.7.2019 00:00
Enrollment ends
Course fee 105,00

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