Finnish 1 (3 ECTS)

Learn the basics of Finnish
Students at Finnish class

Please notice that this page is for the 2020 edition of the course. You may browse the page to find out what this course is all about. For information on courses for summer 2021, please see

Aalto degree students! Please read carefully the registration information for this course below. 


All levels


3 ects


Tuition fee students: 600€ 
Aalto and nominated students: 0€


At course completion, you will be able

  • to introduce yourself and tell about your general background and current situation using ordinary phrases
  • to manage in Finnish in common social situations and services on and off campus
  • and to compose brief messages on everyday topics using language aids
  • to understand the main words used in your environment

You will also know some of the particular features of Finnish customs and communication.

Registration information for Aalto degree students

The course corresponds to course LC-7210 (3 ECTS) in Aalto University Language Centre curriculum for 2020–2022. Registration for this course for Aalto degree students is through this link. Please select 'I am applying for a course not on WebOodi' when prompted, and select the right course.

Notice that the course will not appear on WebOodi before you have completed the course. We will confirm the registration by email. Please check with your study coordinator whether this course fits within your degree requirements, should you want it included in the degree.

Course schedule and practicalities

This course is heavily based on interactive online lectures. More information on course practicalities will be delivered by the teacher to course participants before it starts.

The course will run with live online lectures on weekdays as follows:
Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
32 (August 4–9) no lecture 14–16 14–16 14–16 14–16
33 (August 10–16) 14–16 14–16 14–16 14–16 14–16
34 (August 17–23) 14–16 14–16 14–16 14–16 14–16
35 (August 24–30) 14–16 14–16 14–16 no lecture 14–16

Grade: 0-5. Written and oral examination. Passing the course requires regular attendance, active participation in class and doing the given homework.

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