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Finnish 2

Finnish 2

Finnish up online (Autumn 23 implementation).


The Tampere University Language Centre arranges this introductory course on the Finnish language. If you are planning an exchange period to Tampere University or any other university in Finland, this is the perfect course to further familiarize yourself with the basics of Finnish language and culture.

Study format
Application period
6 August – 13 October 2023
Study period
6 September – 12 December 2023
Hosting university
Tampere University
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Learning outcomes

Learning Outcome 1

The student will be able to communicate in basic everyday situations.


Learning Outcome 2

The student will understand familiar words and common phrases in very clear speech and very simple texts on the most familiar and common topics.


Learning Outcome 3

The student will be able to write short notes on common topics using the most basic vocabulary and basic structures.


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This course is a continuation course after the basic course Finnish 1. The target level of the course is A1.3, functional elementary proficiency (CEFR application by Finnish National Agency for Education). The course consists of self-study modules in Moodle. In addition to that, there are optional online meetings to practise interaction. By the end of the course the student will have tools for simple interaction using basic phrases to following topics: running errands, family, hobbies, studying.

There are no prerequisites to this course, but please notice that having completed the "Finnish 1" course is strongly encouraged in order to get the best out of this course, especially since teaching language of this course is both English and Finnish.

Hosting university

Tampere University

Tampere University