Finnish Language and Culture 4 (5 ECTS)

Haaga-Helia’s student! This course is part of your university’s study offering. Please enroll with your university’s own enrollment.

Prerequisite: Finnish Language and Culture 3 or equivalent competence (about 15 ECTS of previous studies).

Key words: Finnish, work life, culture


Enrollment period: 27th of November –

Timing: 22th of January -17th of May 2024, Haaga-Helia Pasila campus, room 3001, Tuesdays and Thursdays 16.00-17.30

Course content

  • communication in offices
  • education and work experience
  • applying for a job in Finland
  • shopping
  • celebrating national holidays and other events
  • past tenses of verbs (perfekti, pluskvamperfekti)
  • plural forms of nouns

After successfully completing the course, the student

  • can tell about their studies and work experience and write a CV in Finnish
  • can discuss festivities and national holiday traditions in Finland and other countries
  • is able to handle simple communication situations as a customer in offices and shops
  • is able to follow news in easy Finnish (Selkouutiset)

The target level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR is A2.2 – B1.


Tuula Jäppinen (Haaga-Helia)

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