First-Year Finnish

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


Students will be able to 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, carry out simple transactions, and talk about a variety of topics of common interest in present, past, and future times.)


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

Language Learning Strategies

Students will develop 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.