Finnish for International Students (in Finnish)

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The Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies is responsible for the Finnish language teaching for all the International Students of the University of Helsinki.

Our Finnish language courses are intended for exchange, degree and visiting students enrolled at the University of Helsinki. We offer teaching on three different campuses: City centre, Viikki and Kumpula campus. Other students interested in learning Finnish are encouraged to seek courses offered by other providers, e.g. at the University of Helsinki's Language Services, Adult Education Centre, Summer University and several private institutions. Different kinds of Finnish courses can be searched via webpage, where one can look into courses by location and/or level of studies.

 

Beginners’ Courses (A1.1 – A1.2) for Exchange Students

These courses are primarily for the exchange students studying at the University of Helsinki for 1–2 semesters. Contact lessons are held once or twice a week, depending on the course. Registration for the courses is through WebOodi. More information: Yrjö Lauranto (yrjo.lauranto (at) helsinki.fi).

More detailed information on different courses will be available in June 2017.

Autumn semester 2017:

Finnish for Exchange Students (Beginners' Courses) (3–5 ECTS)

Spring semester 2018:

Finnish for Exchange Students (Beginners' Courses) (3–5 ECTS)

Finnish for Exchange Students (Continuation Course) (5 ECTS)

The registration for Autumn semester 2017 will begin in August 2017. The registration for Spring semester 2018 will begin in January.

NB! If you miss the registration, you can contact the teacher of the course you are interested in to ask whether there is still space in the course.

Beginners and Intermediate level courses (A1.1 – B2.1) for Degree and Graduate Students

These courses are primarily aimed for degree and graduate students at the University of Helsinki, but exchange students can also attend. You can choose a course having 4–6 contact hours per week, depending on how fast you want to proceed in your studies. All the courses require extensive independent study and group work.

Registration for all the courses is through WebOodi. The registration period for Autumn semester 2017 will begin in August 2017. The registration period for Spring semester 2018 will begin in January 2018.

NB! If you miss the registration, you can contact the teacher of the course you are interested in to ask whether there is still space in the course. More information: Yrjö Lauranto (yrjo.lauranto (at) helsinki.fi).

More detailed information on different courses will be available in June 2017.


Autumn semester 2017:

Finnish 1 (1 A+B) (5 ECTS)

Intensive Finnish (Finnish 1 A+B and Finnish 2A) (8 ECTS)

Finnish 2 (2 A+B) (5 ECTS)

Finnish 3 (5 ECTS)

Finnish 4 (5 ECTS)

Finnish 5 (5 ECTS)

Finnish 6 (5 ECTS)

Listen and Write (5 ECTS)

Write and Discuss (2–5 ECTS)


Spring semester 2018:

Finnish 1 (1 A+B) (5 ECTS)

Finnish 2 (2 A+B) (5 ECTS)

Intensive Finnish Continuation Course (Finnish 2B and Finnish 3) (7 ECTS)

Finnish 3 (5 ECTS)

Finnish 4 (5 ECTS)

Finnish 5 (5 ECTS)

Finnish 6 (5 ECTS)

Listen and Write (5 ECTS)

Introduction to Finnish Language and culture (15–30 credits)

The study unit (15–30 credits) consists of different language courses (Finnish 2 – Finnish 6). The unit will be completed by studies focusing on Finnish language, culture or society, according to what has been settled by the responsible teacher Sari Päivärinne sari.paivarinne(at)helsinki.fi Read more here.

Advanced level courses (B2-C2) for Degree and Graduate Students

Students who already have a good level of Finnish (at least Common European Framework of Reference level B2.1) can improve their spoken and/or written Finnish by participating on the courses held by Finnish Language and Culture.  Finnish Language and Culture can be chosen as a minor as well. All the teaching held by Finnish Language and Culture is open for all Helsinki University students who have required level of Finnish. One can demonstrate their level of Finnish by taking a placement test.

Contact information

Street address: Fabianinkatu 33, 5th floor
Mailing address: P.O. Box 3, 00014 Helsingin yliopisto
E-mail: yrjo.lauranto(at)helsinki.fi