Finnish Language and Culture

Studies is Finnish Language and Culture are directed at students whose native language is not Finnish. However, since the language of instruction is Finnish, the students must be able to read different types of texts, understand lectures in Finnish, and speak and write Finnish.

The programme consists of two parts: the Basic (introductory) studies and the Intermediate (bachelor-level) studies. The first part, the introductory studies (25 ECTS), deepens participants' knowledge of the use and structure of Finnish as well as its regional and stylistic variants. The courses will acquaint students with the main authors and central works of Finnish literature and different trends in it, and provide information about the history, culture and life in Finnish society. All courses in the introductory studies are meant exclusively for foreign students. The bachelor-level studies (35 ECTS) are meant for students with advanced knowledge of the Finnish language. It consists of advanced practical (e.g. academic writing) and theoretical (e.g. Finnish syntax) studies in Finnish language and linguistics, and of studies in Finnish literature, culture and society.

Program details

Academic level(s)Other
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Turku
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmesForeign languages
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