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Survival Finnish

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IYY31067
Curriculum: IT 2020
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Credits: 2 cr
Responsible Teacher: Mäkinen, Seppo
Language of Instruction: English


Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3002IT2020-1A, IT2020-1B, IT2020-1C, IT2020-1D, KT2017-4C2021-01-04 – 2021-03-01Sanna-Liisa KiikkalaFinnish2020-08-17 – 2021-01-10
3004EX2021-1, MX2021-12021-08-30 – 2021-10-15Sanna-Liisa KiikkalaFinnish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06
3005EX2021-1, MX2021-12022-01-01 – 2022-03-07Sanna-Liisa KiikkalaFinnish 
3008EX2022-1, MX2022-12022-08-30 – 2022-12-16Sanna-Liisa KiikkalaFinnish2022-08-01 – 2022-09-06
3009MX2023-12023-08-28 – 2023-10-14Suvi IsohellaFinnish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06
3010MX2023-12024-01-08 – 2024-02-24Sanna-Liisa KiikkalaFinnish2023-12-01 – 2024-01-10

Learning Outcomes

After finishing the course the student will be able to cope in basic everyday situations in Finnish, such as introducing herself, shopping, travelling, dealing with daily routines, e.g. at the market, restaurant or café.

Student's Workload

20 h of scheduled contact studies.
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No prior knowledge of Finnish required.


Words, phrases and simple structures with pronunciation practice in everyday key situations, such as greetings, expressions when shopping and buying, expressions of time and place, colours.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Material provided by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Pronunciation, speaking, reading and writing practice.

Assessment Criteria

Assessment: passed or failed.

Assessment Methods

Active attendance in contact teaching.