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- Intermediate Finnish I
- Catalog Number CEUS-U 221/431
- Intermediate Finnish I is for students who already know the basics of
the Finnish language. The aim is to obtain communicative skills that are
desirable in everyday situations related to study, work and leisure. You
will also learn specific issues of Finnish culture and history.
- The course is based on engaging in communicative skills. The methods of
this course are learner centered, communicative and often problem-based,
which means that sometimes, for instance, you will solve grammar rules with
your peer and assistance of your instructor. All basic language skills,
speaking, listening, reading and writing will be included both in class
activities and at home.
Required texts and materials
- Course package
(lecturer’s own materials)
Hurme, Raija-Leena & Pesonen, Maritta & Syväoja, Olli 2003:
Englanti―suomi-sanakirja. 2. Second
Lauranto, Yrjö 1995: Elämän suolaa 2. Soveltavan
kielentutkimuksen keskus, Jyväskylän yliopisto.
Suggested texts and
- Abondolo, Daniel
1997: Colloquial Finnish. Routledge.
Karlsson, Fred 1999 (1983): Finnish: An Essential Grammar. Updated
version. WSOY. (Suomen peruskielioppi translated into English by
- Vähämäki, Börje 2000
(1994): Mastering Finnish. Hippocrene Books, Inc.
grade is based on attendance, participation, homework, quizzes, tests, and the
Midterm and Final exams
The Department of Central Eurasian Studies no longer allows auditing of
language courses. Any inquiries must be addressed to CEUS Chair directly.
Students enrolled in CEUS language courses obtain a grade at the
end of each semester. The Department does not offer pass/fail options.
Incompletes are not given in CEUS language courses. Any inquiries
must be addressed to CEUS Chair directly.
- If you are a native speaker of a language or you are a
citizen of the country or you graduated from a high school from
the country, Indiana University and departmental policy may (or may not)
prohibit you from enrollment in this language class. Please direct all
related questions to the Department of Central Eurasian Studies,
Goodbody Hall 157, 855-2233, or