Joensuu, Finland

Epic Finnish: Introduction to the Finnish Language & Culture

when 10 August 2020 - 21 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 500

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, all programmes for 2020 have been cancelled.

pronunciation and characteristics of the Finnish language
introducing oneself; family and home; food, hobbies and pastime activities; transportation; numbers, months and weekdays; time and times of the day; colours, clothes.
most common expressions and responses in daily interaction
daily routines
shopping, requests
sentence formation and questions
characteristics of the Finnish culture and way of life

Take a chance on Finnish!

Course leader

Lauri Tolkki, lauri.tolkki(at)

Target group

All level students with no previous knowledge of the Finnish language.

Course aim

The student will be able to:

greet and introduce oneself
describe briefly topics pertaining to themselves and their daily life
ask and give basic information in Finnish
understand and produce simple written and oral messages
report current and future events

The student will also be aware of basic characteristics of the Finnish language and become familiar with some essential features of the Finnish culture and way of life.

Credits info

5 EC

Fee info

EUR 500: Course fee. There is a discount of 20 % for the UEF partner university students.
EUR 200: Course fee for exchange students starting in autumn 2020.


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