Finnish C1.2
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Soome keel C1.2
Course title in English
Finnish C1.2
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
Jaakko Raunamaa (language of instruction: Finnish)
lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
To create the basic conditions for acquiering linguistic skills in written and spoken Finnish for level C1.2, as stated in Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The student will practise and learn to hear and understand the varieties of the language.
Brief description of the course
The knowledge and skills in grammar and written expression consist of the following:

1. The varieties of Finnish: dialects, differences between everyday and standard language, slangs.
2. The development of standard Finnish compared with standard Estonian.
3. Finnish vocabulary.
4. Short essays on the subjects mentioned in items 1 – 3. The student will practise and learn fluent expression in a clear and well structured text showing a necessary thoroughness in expressing an opinion.

Reading and listening and comprehension: Reading and interpretation of original Finnish essays and scientific texts. Watching and listening to original video recordings in Finnish (news, films, ec.) by which means the understanding of spoken forms of Finnish, including everyday language, dialects and slangs is exercised

Skills in spoken language: discussions on up-to-date subjects concerning the Finnish language, Finnish culture and society. The students will choose their subjects independently, and present them in the form of reports. A group discussion will follow.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has ability to fluently and spontaneously converse using a wide vocabulary;
- is able to write a grammatically correct text in Finnish using a wide vocabulary and structures typical of standard written Finnish;
- is able to understand the differences between standard, everyday spoken and dialectal forms of the language.
Jaakko Raunamaa