Finland, Helsinki

Intensive Finnish

when 4 August 2015 - 20 August 2015
duration 3 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 50

This intensive basic course in Finnish offers incoming students the opportunity to study the Finnish language before the beginning of the University's autumn term. The course includes 50 hours of teaching plus independent/group work (six hours of study a day on average). Before the course begins, the participants are expected to take the online course Tavataan taas! Finnish for Foreigners (, so that they will learn the basic vocabulary and grammar as well as various phrases and elements of Finnish culture and society. The online course provides help in English and other languages in addition to Finnish.

Course leader

Ms. Leena Evesti

Target group

International students beginning their master's degree studies in the autumn 2015 at the University of Helsinki .

Course aim

The course offers incoming students the opportunity to begin studying the Finnish language before the University's autumn term begins, so that it will be possible to continue with Suomi 2 courses in the autumn at the University of Helsinki. The aim is to learn to cope with simple everyday discussions, write brief texts on familiar topics and learn key vocabulary. The target level is A1.2.

Fee info

EUR 50: As participants must be new master's students at the University of Helsinki, they only need to pay a course fee of 50 EUR.

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