Beginners' Finnish Course 1
If you do not have a study right at the University of Oulu it is possible to apply for a non-degree study right for this course. You can ask about free places using the contact form during the registration period. You can find the link to the form on the course page when the registration period is open. We are happy to help you with choosing the right course.
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Free of charge
This lower elementary course aims to help students to learn communication skills in ordinary everyday situations. During the course, students broaden their vocabulary and knowledge of grammar and principles of pronunciation. They also practise to understand easy Finnish talk about everyday subjects, and reading and writing short and simple texts/messages.
The topics and communicative situations that are covered in the course are the following: talking about oneself, one's family, studies and daily routines, as well as asking about these things from others; expressing opinions; food, drink and transactions in the grocery store; accommodation and describing it; colours and adjectives.
The structures studied are the following: verb types, basics of the change of the consonants k, p and t in nouns, basics of the partitive and genitive cases, possessive structure, some declension types for nouns (word types) and the basics of the local cases.
Academic Year 2023-2024
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