Suomen kielen alkeiskurssi 1 - KKSU1 / Finnish Elementary Course 1 - KKSU1

This course has finished

Scope (ECTS)


Responsible university/faculty

Tampereen yliopisto – Kielikeskus


July 29th – August 15th, 2019, on the following days:

week 31: 29.–31.7. Monday-Wednesday at 17.00–20.15 and 1.8. Thursday at 17.00–19.30
week 32: 6.–8.8. Tuesday-Thursday at 17.00–20.15
week 33: 13.–15.8. Tuesday-Thursday at 17.00–20.15

Target group

Previous studies in Finnish are not required.


Upon successful completion of the course, students will know the foundations of Finnish pronunciation and the most common core vocabulary. In addition, they will be able to use and understand short and simply structured Finnish expressions that concern some of the most common everyday matters (introducing themselves, buying and paying, telling the time, food, asking and answering questions, location and moving around).

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): A1


During the course, students are acquainted with the Finnish sound and spelling system, basic grammar and core vocabulary. Students engage in pronunciation, sound recognition, and structural and communicative exercises that focus on the topics covered.

Modes of study

Active participation in the course. There will be an examination after the course. Assessment is based on participation in the course and the final examination.

Group instruction: 39 hours
Independent work: approximately 42 hours

Evaluation: Numeric 1–5.


Kangasniemi, Heikki. Finnish Language Book 1.
Note! The material is not included in the course fee.

The welcoming letter (sent approximately 2 weeks before the course starts) will contain more information about where you can buy the materials.


Final exam on August 23rd at 10–12
1st retake on September 19th at 16.00–18.00
2nd retake at October 8th at 16.30–18.30

You do not need to enrol for the final exam.

If you want to take the retake exam, please enrol by sending an email to our office. You should enrol 5 workdays before the exam.


The course corresponds to the curriculum of Tampere University’s Language Centre (KKSU1).

See also

After completing this course, you can continue studying on Finnish Elementary Course 2 – KKSU2.

Additional information

The information published above is subject to change.

Mervi Kastari
There are available places on the course
29.7.2019 - 15.8.2019
Enrollment begins
26.3.2019 00:00
Enrollment ends
Credits 3
Course fee 140,00

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