Tampere, Finland

Basics of Finnish

when 2 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 420

The course provides the basics of the Finnish language and culture.

Course contents include day-to-day language - greeting, introduction, shopping and asking the way - pronunciation, basic grammar and basic elements of Finnish culture: way of life and studying as well as Finnish food, habits and education system. Contact studying takes place in a class room but also utilizing stores, cafeterias and other real places where to train Finnish communication. Group work, games and music are used as studying methods.

Due to Covid-19 precautions, this course may be arranged ONLINE instead of physical for the summer 2021. This will be confirmed by the end of April depending on the situation of COVID-19 around the world.

Target group

University students and graduates from around the world.

Course aim

Competence level A1.

Listening: Student can recognize familiar words and very basic phrases concerning himself/herself, is/her family
and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.

Reading: Student can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and
posters or in catalogues.

Speaking: Student can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase
things at a slower rate of speech and to give help. Student can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics. Student can use simple phrases and sentences to describe own living place and familiar people.

Writing: Student can write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings and fill in
forms with personal details.

Fee info

EUR 420: Course fee for students external to Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences.
EUR 0: Courses are free of charge to degree students and exchange students (academic year 2021-2022) of Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

Scholarships

No scholarships available.