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8014304 Finnish 4, 4 Cp 
Code 8014304  Validity 01.06.2009 -
Name Finnish 4  Abbreviation SU4 
Credits4 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeLanguage and Communication Studies Subject0001 Language Centre Studies 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Language Centre, shared activities (J,K) 

Learning outcomes 

The student can handle informal communication in studies and working life, as well as in some formal situations. They understand formal communication and can identify the characteristics of various registers. The student can give presentations on topics related to their discipline and academic interests. The student understands the content of social discussions frequently discussed in the media, such as those on employment, health and the environment.

  • housing, health, work and unemployment, environmental issues, minorities
  • use of accusative and partitive objects
  • characteristics of Finnish negotiations
  • debating and expressing opinions
  • relevant genres, such as cover letters
  • idiomatic expressions
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.

In order to complete the course and to be eligible for the course exam (if there is one), the student needs to meet the attendance requirement and successfully complete all course assignments within the set deadlines.

If the student has exceeded the maximum number of absences or has failed to submit course assignments in the set deadlines, the course enrolment is terminated. In this case the student cannot take part in the course exam or retake exam, but the course needs to be retaken in its entirety.

Teaching methods 

Lectures, spoken and written pair and group exercises and independent study, for example. You should reserve 108 hours of total working time for the course.

The maximum number of contact teaching hours is 48, some of which may be arranged in another manner agreed by the teacher and class.

Study materials 

Online material and other material

Evaluation criteria 

Evaluation: 5-0.

Active participation in group instruction (at least 50% attendance), completing course assignments, final exam and possible midterm exam. The course grade (5-0) is based on both continuous evaluation and course assignment and exam grades. The minimum score required to pass the final exam is 65% of the maximum total score.

If a student gets a fail grade, he has the right to a retake exam.


Course Finnish 3 completed with approval or equivalent skills, Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) skill level A2.2.

Offering data 

The course is intended for international degree students and staff members at the University of Eastern Finland.


Joensuu ja Kuopio

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
No teaching

Future exams
No exams