UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Helsinki Sunset, Finland


Finnish Level 5 Advanced Plus

Course description: Level 5 is for people who completed Level 4 or who have very good knowledge of the language acquired through living in the country extensively or through using Finnish regularly through work or personal relationships. The course runs over three ten week terms and each session is two hours long. The course includes all four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The course will cover the following:

Topics: specialised topics of interest, colloquial expressions, dialeccts. Cultural references: historical highlights, politics, music, current affairs.

Functions: understanding colloquial language, understanding Finnish dialects; expressing preference, supporting an argument, public presentations; expressing gratitude, sympathy, appreciation, regret and indifference; defending and accusing.

Grammar: colloquial and dialectal grammatical forms, synonyms, antonyms, polysemy, word building.

Study materials: teacher’s materials.