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Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Thu 15.10.2020
17:30 - 19:30
Thu 22.10.2020
17:30 - 19:30
Thu 29.10.2020
17:30 - 19:30
Wed 4.11.2020
17:30 - 19:00
Thu 5.11.2020
17:30 - 19:30
Thu 12.11.2020
17:30 - 19:30
Thu 19.11.2020
17:30 - 19:30
Thu 26.11.2020
17:30 - 19:30
Wed 2.12.2020
17:30 - 19:00
Thu 3.12.2020
17:30 - 19:30
Thu 10.12.2020
17:30 - 19:30
Wed 16.12.2020
17:30 - 19:00
Thu 17.12.2020
17:30 - 19:30
Wed 13.1.2021
17:30 - 19:00
Thu 14.1.2021
17:30 - 19:30
Thu 21.1.2021
17:30 - 19:30
Wed 27.1.2021
17:30 - 19:00
Thu 28.1.2021
17:30 - 19:30
Thu 4.2.2021
17:30 - 19:30

Registration and fee

Registration begins 45 days before the beginning of the course. The exact registration time is shown by clicking the Register button.

  • The online registration is available for those who have Finnish identity number and an online bankig ID.
  • If you don't have Finnish identity number and / or an online banking ID, please contact the Admission Services of University of Helsinki for instructions : admissions(at)helsinki.fi.
  • International students at the University of Helsinki can enrol on the course with their University of Helsinki username.

More information:

University of Helsinki username

As an Open University student you'll get the University of Helsinki username to access the university's IT systems. The username should be activated after the registration online or at the university.

Online activating requires strong electronic identification. If it is not possible, you should visit the Helsinki University ID-point.

More information:

A University of Helsinki username: personal or electronic identification

More information on studying at the Open University:

Open University reserves the right to make changes to the study programme


Finnish 5 (at least grade 3) or equivalent skills. The starting level for the course is B1.2.

Lan­guage skill level de­scrip­tions
Finnish language skills test

After completing the course, you will

  • Be able to express yourself well in Finnish both verbally and in writing
  • Be able to describe and write about various topics both informally and officially
  • Be able to read both non-fiction texts and literature
  • Be able to use common conversational phrases both face-to-face and on the phone
  • Be able to construct and give oral presentations
  • Be able to express various tones in conversation, such as certainty and uncertainty, compassion and sympathy
  • Be able to summarise texts both verbally and in writing
  • Be familiar with the differences between colloquial and literary language, as well as be able to choose the appropriate manner of speaking
  • Be familiar with non-finite clauses
  • Be proficient in basic Finnish grammar
  • Be familiar with your strengths and development needs as a user of the Finnish language and able to actively advance your language skills also after completing the course

Target proficiency level: B2.1

  • Reading authentic texts and writing various types of texts on topical themes
  • Written and oral assignments on grammatical phenomena: non-finite clauses, clause types, verb conjugation, the most common verb and noun suffixes, the abessive, comitative and instructive cases
  • Review of participles
  • Nominative, objective and predicative cases and their correct use
  • Further characteristics of colloquial Finnish, distinguishing between registers

Gehring–Heinzmann–Päivärinne–Udd:Suomen mestari 4 (chapters 5–8) (not included in the course fee) and material provided by the teacher

Written and oral assignments during the course and a final examination. Examinations can be written or oral.

  • Scale 0-5
  • The assessment is based on a final examination, course assignments, if any, and participation during the course.
  • The weight given to the different assessment factors will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Target proficiency level: B2.1

Online lectures 56 hours (Zoom), written and oral online assignments + final exam

The course material includes video recordings made by the teacher. The videos involve exercises.

See "Timetable" for online lecture times.
Before the start of the course, you will receive instructions from the teacher by e-mail to attend the first Zoom lecture.

Instructions for completing the course and attending Zoom lectures can be found in Moodle.

Online learning environment Moodle opens on October 5, 2020.
How to get the Moodle-link and course key?
Next day after registration: log into this study programme with your University of Helsinki username.
You will receive more information on the username after registration.

Final exam:
Thu 4.2.2021 at 17.30-19.30