Finland, Joensuu

Epic Finnish: Introduction to the Finnish Language & Culture

when 12 August 2019 - 23 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 500

Did your mother warn you about the Finnish language?
Is it really the most challenging language in the world as she may have said?
Come and find out yourself with two seasoned teachers of Finnish as a second language, Katri and Tapio from the UEF Language Centre.

Our taster course will guide you through the challenges with no pain: You will be introduced with most common everyday phrases and basic vocabulary related to your life and immediate environment.
You will be able to greet and introduce yourself, form and answer questions, and express your wishes. In addition, the course will also help you understand us Finns,
the Finnish culture and our fascinating 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 2019.


Not available.