Open University course list

Finnish 2 online teaching, Oct-Dec 2023

Course schedule:

23.10.2023 – 11.12.2023

Registration period:

25.9.2023 – 16.10.2023

Teaching time:


Form of study:

Online teaching





Course code:





45,00 €

UPDATE 5.10.2023: The course is full. 

Learning Outcomes
At course completion, you will:
- be able to talk about the main features of your daily life
- be able to function in routine situations and make common enquiries.
- understand and be able to produce short written messages about situations in your day of working or studying
- be able to find the main information you need from short texts on course themes
- know some of the main features of Finnish everyday life and work

- Expanding vocabulary related to everyday life and work (e.g. food, travel, expressions of time)
- Expanding knowledge of the grammatical structures of Finnish (locative cases, taytyy, parts of speech)
- Practice situations related to everyday tasks and social life (shopping, medical visits)

Mari Nikonen

Study Material
Terhi Tapaninen ja Kristiina Kuparinen: Oma Suomi 1 (Chapters 6-9) and extra material provided by the teacher.

Please notice that the book is compulsory for completing the course.

Online learning environment for the course & Activating Aalto ID

MyCourses online learning environment is a tool for both students and teachers for communication and managing everyday course work. You need an Aalto User ID to log in to the course's MyCourses workspace and participate in teaching. You can activate your Aalto User ID the day after the registration and you should activate it no later than the day before the start of the course. Instructions for activating your Aalto User IDDigital workspace of the course: 
More details on completing the course will be available at MyCourses closer to the start of the course.

Further information on Aalto Open University Finnish courses

Teaching in group 36 hrs
Independent work 57 hrs

Language of Instruction
English and Finnish

Finnish1 (ALC-7210) 3 credits or Finnish 1A (ALC-7311), 2 credits, or Finnish 1B (ALC-7312), 2 credits or equivalent knowledge

CEFR level
Starting level: A1.1.,Target Level: A1.2.
More information on CEFR levels

The course requires regular attendance, active participation in class and completion of homework assignments. Written examination and oral test. The weight given to the various assignments in the final grade is specified at the start of the course.

Teaching time
23.10.-11.12.2023, teaching hours online on Mondays and Wednesdays at 16.30-18.30. No teaching on Finnish Independence Day 5.12. 

Teaching hours are not recorded. Students are expected to be present at the lectures.


UPDATE 5.10.2023: The course is full. 

Course examination will be held on Wednesday 13.12.2023
Re-examination will be held on Monday  8.1.2024

The examinations will be held as a remote examinations in MyCourses. The teacher will give further information on examinations.

Registration and course fee

Registration for Open University courses is done in Sisu-service. Course registration:
Sisu-serviceRegistration for this course starts on 25.9.2023 at 9.00 
Registration for this course ends on 16.10.2023 at 23.59

The course fee is paid upon registration for each course at a time and it is binding. Familiarize yourself with registration and payment rules as well as other guidelines for students:
Registration, payments and rules

This course is organized by the Aalto University Open University. The requirements of the course are the same as in the degree studies at Aalto University Language Centre.

The number of participants is limited to 30.
Please note that this course is organized when there are at least 12 students registered for it. 

Individual study arrangements

If you need individual study arrangements in order to attend a course, contact the Open University office ([email protected]) in good time, at least 14 days before the start date of the course or the examination date. Further information about individual study arrangements:
Individual study arrangements at Open University

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