Time:18.1. – 30.4.2021
Place: E-campus, online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS cr
Number of study places: 10
Target group: Those, who are interested
Required previous skills: No prior skills needed
Teacher: Tarja Isokääntä, email is tarja.isokaanta@xamk.fi

Attending the course requires completing the course of Finnish 3 or having corresponding skills. Attending the course also requires English skills enabling academic studies.

Enrolment by: 27.12.2020
Price: Free of charge

Please notice, that
Xamk degree students cannot enrol on OUAS courses.



Learning outcomes:

  • You are able to express yourself in versatile Finnish in everyday and working life situations both orally and in writing.
  • You are able to follow conversation, write texts following templates and communicate spontaneously in versatile everyday and working life situations.
  • You have command of different phrases, structures and vocabulary (CEFR level A.2.2). You have command of basic vocabulary of your own professional field.
  • You are familiar with a large variety of grammatical features, like how to use tenses, plural forms and compare adjectives.
  • You are able to expand your vocabulary and knowledge of language usage also independently using different sources.
  • You can display familiarity in Finnish culture and working life.

Contents and methods:

  • Which phrases and what kind of vocabulary and grammatical knowledge you need for everyday and working communication and for understanding and writing texts with varying topics?
  • Which sources and tools you can use in order to continue your Finnish studies during the course and also independently?
  • How to use your cultural and working life knowledge in communication?

The course Finnish 4 is arranged both at the entry-level and advanced-level of your studies. The assessment emphazises criteria a – d and f. A student that has reached the level 3 is able to
a) use phrases, quite versatile vocabulary and grammatical knowledge (CEFR level A2.2) in everyday and working life communication
b) look for information from the study material and authentic sources
c) identify various contexts and interrelated tasks
d) communicate in versatile everyday and working life situations
f) work as team-members in a goal-oriented way.

Certificate of these studies will be delivered 
 – in paper form for those who have their home address in Finland
 – by email in PDF form for those who have their home address in some other country.

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
Please, cancel your enrolment 14 days before the course starts.Cancellation by email to openstudies@xamk.fi.

You'll receive an invitation by email to this course approx. one week before the course starts.