Finnish Courses at the Start of the Semester

Tervetuloa Suomeen ja Jyväskylän yliopistoon!   Welcome to Finland and to the University of Jyväskylä!

These pages are meant to help you to become familiar with the Finnish courses offered at the start of the semester, with the university and the city before your arrival. The courses are beginners' courses for international students starting their studies:

My Finnish for international Master's degree students to JYU (course description below).

Survival Finnish for the international exchange students to JYU (course description below).

The courses are free of charge for the students of University of Jyväskylä.

(If you already know some Finnish and you're going to be in Jyväskylä in August, we offer self-study projects)

Course Description My Finnish XSUX1001

The aim of the course is to provide students with basic-level language skills that enable them to cope in simple everyday situations – using basic phrases and vocabulary – and talk about themselves and their surroundings. Students will practice speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and different language learning strategies. Finnish will be learned in meaningful contexts, and the course material, provided by the Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication, will be especially tailored for the international university students. Methods used in the course include pronunciation and listening exercises, conversation in small groups, language games, reading texts, written homework assignments, small tasks in Finnish on the Internet, and practicing the skills out in the real world.

Learning outcomes and content can be seen from the course description in the Sisu-data system SIS Student Tools (jyu.fi)

The course starts on the 9th of August and ends the 30th of November. A more detailed schedule can be seen in the Sisu-data System SIS Student Tools (jyu.fi) (Teaching > Groups and Teaching times)

Registration/Enrollment for this course

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Course Description Survival Finnish XSU0026

The aim of the course is in receptive skills in particular. You will learn to understand simple everyday Finnish in written and spoken form (e.g. signs, advertisements, announcements) and produce very simple everyday phrases in everyday situations (e.g. greetings). The course will introduce some basic facts about Finnish language and its characteristics and provide simple strategies to help you to learn more Finnish, to understand basic vocabulary and simple sentences in written and in spoken form and to use Finnish in simple everyday situations (e.g. saying thank you, ordering something).

Learning outcomes and content can be seen from the course description in the Sisu-data system SIS Student Tools (jyu.fi)

The course starts on the 2nd of August and ends the 12th of August. A more detailed schedule can be seen in the Sisu-data System (SIS Student Tools (jyu.fi)) (Teaching > Groups and Teaching times)

Registration/Enrollment for this course

Some links that might interest you: