First-Year Finnish

First-Year Finnish
Basic language skills.
 Hours4.0 Credit, 5.0 Lecture, 1.0 Lab
 TaughtFall even years
Course Outcomes


Students will comprehend Finnish as they hear and read authentic language relating to familiar topics.


Students will be able to speak Finnish well enough to satisfy immediate needs. (They will learn to communicate in basic social situations, meet routine travel needs, obtain food and lodging, carry out simple transactions, and talk about a variety of topics of common interest primarily in the present, with limited use of other time frames.)


Students will be able to write short messages and well-articulated sentences in Finnish on familiar topics.

Language Learning Strategies

Students will develop comprehension and learning strategies to help them derive meaning from a wide variety of authentic language texts.


Students will display appropriate awareness of everyday culture in Finnish-speaking countries.