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900016Y Intermediate Finnish Course 2, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 900016Y  Validity 01.08.1995 -
Name Intermediate Finnish Course 2  Abbreviation Intermediate Fi 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeLanguage and Communication Studies Discipline8015 Language studies, Finnish for Foreigners 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Languages and Communication 

Proficiency level 



The course is intended for the international students in every faculty of University of Oulu.

Required proficiency level 

A2.1, Completion of the Intermediate Finnish course 1 (900015Y) or the equivalent language skills.

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 




Learning outcomes 

By the end of the course the student can communicate in various informal situations in Finnish. The student understands the main points of messages and talk around her/him. S/he can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest and describe experiences and also report heard content to others.


The course is an upper intermediate course. During the course students learn the necessary written and oral skills to be able to cope in informal situations arising during everyday life, work and study. In the course, students practise understanding more Finnish talk and written texts, and finding information and talking about it to other people. In the classes the main stress is on oral exercises and group work.

The topics and communicative situations covered in the course are: transactions e.g. in clothes shops and on the phone, Finnish small talk, reacting in different situations, information and facts about Finnish feast culture and features of colloquial/spoken language.

The structures studied are: the perfect and pluperfect, revision of all the verb tenses, comparison of adjectives, conditional, more about the plural declension of nouns (particularly the plural partitive case), more about object and predicative cases, the passive imperfect.

Mode of delivery 

Contact teaching and guided self study

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lessons twice a week (52 h, including the tests) and guided self study (83 h)

Target group 

International degree and post-graduate degree students, exchange students and the staff members of the University

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Completion of the Intermediate Finnish Course 1 or equivalent skills

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Gehring, S. & Heinzmann, S.: Suomen mestari 2 (chapters 6 - 9)

Assessment methods and criteria 

Regular and active participation in the weekly lessons (twice a week), homework assignments and the tests will be taken into consideration in the assessment.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


Grading scale is 1-5.

Person responsible 

Anne Koskela

Working life cooperation 


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Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
  Intermediate Finnish Course 2, for all faculty students  Course  Anne Koskela  17.09.21 -06.05.22

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