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SEEF2002 - Finnish Language level 2B (production)

Value: 0.5 course units
Riitta-Liisa Valijarvi
Teaching structure: The module consists of two components, comprehension and production, each of which has the value of 0.5 of a module-unit.
Assessment: one unseen three-hour written examination (80%); and one oral examination (20%).
Available to: This is a module for students who have successfully completed Finnish Level 1.

Module Description:

This is the normal point of entry for students with native or near-native command of Finnish who, in addition to extending their existing competence, will be enabled to attain the required level of metalinguistic competence required for effective study in an English-speaking university environment. Students who complete the module successfully will attain a level of competence in Finnish which will enable them to communicate effectively in a wide range of situations. Students registered for degrees in the Department of Scandinavian Studies may take just the comprehension component, but may not take the production component on its own.

The module aims to: enable students to build on the knowledge of Finnish which they have already acquired and to attain (in all language skills) a level of competence at which they can function effectively in a wide range of situations; develop awareness of problems of translation; and develop awareness of and interest in wider aspects of Finland and societies where Finnish is spoken.

Preparatory Reading and Set Texts:

  • Fred Karlsson, Finnish – An Essential Grammar (Routledge, 1999) ISBN 0415207053.
  • Leena Silfverberg, Suomen kielen jatko-oppikirja (Finn Lectura, 2000) ISBN 951-792- 072-5.
  • Leena Silfverberg, Harjoituskirja suomen kielen jatko-opetusta varten (Finn Lectura, 2000) ISBN 951-792-074-1.
  • Leila White, Suomen kielioppia ulkomaalaisille (Finn Lectura, 2001) ISBN 951-792-092-x.
  • Marjukka Kenttälä, Kieli käyttöön: Suomen kielen jatko-oppikirja (Helsinki University Press, 2000) ISBN 951-570-463-4.


  • Timo Nurmi, Gummeruksen suuri suomen kielen sanakirja (Gummerus, 2004) ISBN 951-20-6541-X.
  • Timo Nurmi, Nykysuomen keskeinen sanasto (Gummerus, 2004) ISBN 951-20-6686-6.

Additional module materials will be provided by the teacher. A list of relevant websites and online reference materials will be provided at the start of the module.