Study Guide 2015-2016

KIE-10006 Finnish 1, 3 cr

Additional information

This course is only for those degree students, who have started their studies at TUT before the academic year 2015. The group size is 26 students. When a course is over-subscribed, i.e. there are more sign-ups than places on the course, then we enrol the required number of students according to the following criteria: 1) students' position at TUT - students for whom the course is compulsory have priority, 2) the time of the sign-up. Students on the sign-up / waiting list have to be present on the first day of the course to be sure of retaining their place.

Person responsible

Minna Vanhasalo


Implementation 1: KIE-10006 2015-01

Study type P1 P2 P3 P4 Summer
 4 h/per
+4 h/per




Lecture times and places: Tuesday 10 - 12 K2119A , Thursday 10 - 12 K2117A

Implementation 2: KIE-10006 2015-02

Study type P1 P2 P3 P4 Summer
 4 h/week
+4 h/week




Lecture times and places: Wednesday 12 - 14 K2119A , Friday 12 - 14 K2119A


Active participation in lectures (75% attendance), assignments and successful performance in all parts of the final examination.
Completion parts must belong to the same implementation

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will learn the basics of Finnish. They will be able to introduce themselves using short and simple-structured Finnish expressions. Students will also be able to understand and use vocabulary for family, foods and drinks.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Vocabulary: greetings and introducing oneself, numbers, the days of the week, months and telling time, family, buying and paying, foods and drinks.     
2. Listening/speaking: recognizing the sounds and understanding simple phrases. Students will learn to talk about themselves using simple expressions.     
3. Reading: texts on topics covered in the course.     
4. Writing: short texts on topics covered in the course.     
5. Grammar: verb types, consonant gradation, the genitive case, the partitive case and the local cases in singular. Making questions and forming negative sentences.     

Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes

To be able to take part in the final exam, students must attend 75% of the lessons and do all the course assingments. Course grade is based on the final exam which includes four subtests: speaking (25% of the grade), listening comprehension (25%), writing, grammar and vocabulary (25%) and reading comprehension (25%). Students must pass all the subtests to pass the course.

Assessment scale:

Numerical evaluation scale (1-5) will be used on the course

Partial passing:

Completion parts must belong to the same implementation

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Additional information Examination material
Summary of lectures   Suomi 1   Jenni Hakanen & Hanna-Marika Mitrunen       Juvenes Campus store, Rakennustalo   Yes   

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
KIE-10006 Finnish 1, 3 cr KIE-1056 Finnish for Beginners 1, 3 cr  

Last modified 14.10.2015