Study unit
8014300 Survival Finnish, 2 Cp  
Code 8014300  Validity 01.04.2010 -
Name Survival Finnish  Abbreviation SURF 
Credits 2 Cp Date of expiry  
TypeLanguage and Communication Studies Subject0001 Language Centre Studies 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   GradingFail-Pass 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Language Centre, shared activities (J,K) 

Learning outcomes 

The student
• learns Finnish pronunciation
• knows basic vocabulary and grammatical structures 
• can talk about themselves
• understands simple messages
• learns about the basics of Finnish culture


Vocabulary and expressions needed in everyday language use.


Modes of study 

Participating in instruction and completing course assignments and exercises. The minimum attendance requirement for contact teaching is 50%.
Attendance of the first session is required to secure a place on the course. Course-specific, practical arrangements are agreed during the first session.

Teaching methods 

Lectures, spoken and written pair and group exercises and independent study, for example. You should reserve 54 hours of total working time for the course.
The maximum number of contact teaching hours is 24, some of which may be held in another manner agreed by the teacher and class.

Study materials 

Online and other material.


Evaluation criteria 

Evaluation: pass/fail
To pass the course, the student must participate actively in instruction and pass the learning assignments and/or final exam.


The course starts at beginner level.


Offering data 

The course is intended for international exchange students at the University of Eastern Finland.

Further information 

Neither the course nor its parts are eligible for substitution.

Taught in Finnish.


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
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Joensuu: Survival Finnish  Lecture and exercise course  Katri Niemi  09.09.19 -01.11.19
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Kuopio: Survival Finnish, Autumn: groups 1 and 2  Lecture and exercise course    19.09.19 -07.11.19
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Joensuu: Survival Finnish  Lecture and exercise course  Katri Niemi  14.01.20 -21.02.20
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Kuopio: Survival Finnish, Spring  Lecture and exercise course    16.01.20 -28.02.20

Future exams
No exams