Intermediate Finnish Course 1

5 ECTS credits, Academic Year 2023-2024, 900015Y
In this course you will strengthen your Finnish communication skills. You will get a wider vocabulary and more thorough knowledge of grammar.

Enrollment period


Mode of delivery

Contact studies
Independent study

Course study period



Free of charge


Education information

The course is a lower intermediate course. During the course, students strengthen their communication skills in ordinary everyday situations and acquire a wider vocabulary and more thorough knowledge of grammar. In addition, students practise understanding and producing Finnish talk and reading newspaper articles.

The topics and communicative situations covered in the course are the following: asking for help, describing people and things, writing an email, talking about one’s life story and education and work history, filling in an application, describing the environment, expressing opinions, participating in a conversation, reading news and statistics and telling stories.

The structures studied are the following: the imperfect and object forms, more word and sentence types and the perfect form.

Education format

Continuous learning
Continuing training


Academic Year 2023-2024

Field of study

Language and communication studies


8015 Language studies, Finnish for Foreigners

Teaching language


Course organiser

University of Oulu



Maximum participants

At least 2 places for students from outside / non-degree students.

Prerequisities and co-requisites

Required proficiency level is A1.3, completion of the Beginners’ Finnish course 2 (900053Y) or equivalent Finnish language skills

Contact information

Guidance and counselling
Last updated: 30.5.2023