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Finnish in Working Life for Beginners

Dates: TUE 14.– TUE 28.8.2018
Organizer: Turku University of Applied Science
Price: 600 €
Credits: 6 ECTS
Class size: minimum 10–maximum 25
Responsible teacher: Jaana Kivivuori and Anu Lehtinen
A great way to learn Finnish!

This course gives students basic knowledge of Finnish language and Finnish Working Life.

The course focuses on understanding and using basic sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of every-day life and especially in working life.

Students will also get information about Finnish Working Life: what is specific in Finnish Working Life, how to apply for jobs, how to operate in work place etc. depending also on student’s interest area.

You will learn to introduce yourself and some basic points already at home through web material.
The starting level is at least A1.1, and your desirable outcomelevel is A1.3.


Outcomes: Basic Finnish skills (A.1.2-A.3.) Practical information about Finnish Working Life
Methods: Written assignments both as homework and in class Discussion in pairs or small groups is also included
Contents: Language practice both in oral and written communication related to working life


Target audience: Undergraduate students with at least two years completed of Bachelor’s studies in any field.
Student work load: 3+ 3 hours per day + homework, pre-course and past-course tasks. Possible weekend trip.
Learning materials: Material given during the lectures.
Literature: The material will be selected based on the needs of the students. The material is prepared from the teachers. Web material: Taste of Finnish, chapters 1 and 2.
Download printable course info (pdf)