SIMHE Studies

Finnish and Swedish language courses for foreigners in Finland during the 2022 - 2023 academic year.

Anyone is welcome to apply for the open courses: you do not need to be a student of the University of Vaasa. The courses are aimed at internationals located in Finland and who wish to improve their language skills in Finnish or Swedish. These are free online courses, organized day time.

For more information on the courses and the enrollment, see the descriptions below the table.

Note!  Attendance is compulsory. Check the timetable via the link in the course description. It is a hyperlink to the Studyinfo webpage.

Language courses on the academic year 2022 - 2023
AUTUMN 2022  SPRING 2023
FINNISH FINNISH
Finnish as a Foreign Language, 1 a Finnish as a Foreign Language, 1 a
Finnish as a Foreign Language, 1 b Finnish as a Foreign Language, 1 b
Finnish as a Foreign Language, 3 a Finnish as a Foreign Language, 2 a
SWEDISH Finnish as a Foreign Language, 2 b
Swedish as a Foreign Language, 1 a Finnish as a Foreign Language, 3 b
Swedish as a Foreign Language, 1 b SWEDISH
  Swedish as a Foreign Language, 1 a
  Swedish as a Foreign Language, 2 a
  Swedish as a Foreign Language, 2 b

Study materials

Literature and study materials as instructed by the teacher.

The languages of instruction are English and Finnish or Swedish.

Literature can be borrowed, for example, from Tritonia Academic Library.
Essays and dissertations are checked by a Turnitin-system (online assessment, plagiarism detection, peer review)

Contact us!

simhe (a) lists.uwasa.fi

Finnish as a Foreign Language, 1 a (AUTUMN)

Introduction into the Finnish language, 2 ECTS credits.

The course is full. The enrolment is closed.

Time:
13.09.2022 - 13.10.2022

Language of instruction:
English

Learning outcomes:
On completion of the course, students will be able to communicate in spoken and written Finnish in everyday situations. Participants will be able to introduce themselves and discuss and ask questions about everyday events. Students will understand and be able to use everyday vocabulary.

Students will be able to discuss the basics of their studies and their own fields

Finnish as a Foreign Language, 1 b (AUTUMN)

Basic knowledge, 3 ECTS credits.

The course is full. Enrolment is closed.

Time:
18.10.2022 - 8.12.2022

Language of instruction:
English

Learning outcome:
On completion of the course, students will be able to communicate in spoken and written Finnish in everyday situations. Participants will be able to communicate in situations related to housing, travel and working life, and will have a command of basic vocabulary in these areas.

Students will be able to communicate in Finnish about their studies and their own fields.

Finnish as a Foreign Language, 3 a (AUTUMN)

Elementary knowledge, 2 ECTS credits

Time:
5.10.2022 - 7.12.2022

Language of instruction:
English

Learning outcomes:
After the course, students can speak about matters related to work and leisure and use the language in situations related to this. Students can express their opinions and wishes as well as justify these. Additionally, students can act in situations requiring negotiation and express themselves while interacting.

Swedish as a Foreign Language, 1 a (AUTUMN)

Introduction into the Swedish language,  2 ECTS credits. 

Enrolment is closed.

Time:
13.09.2022 - 13.10.2022

Language of instruction:
English

Learning outcomes:
After finishing the course the student can share the basics about him/herself in Swedish. He/she show mastery of some basic vocabulary (e.g. family, hobbies) and can produce simple sentences in spoken and written form. He/she can also tell the time in Swedish.

Swedish as a Foreign Language, 1 b (AUTUMN)

Basic knowledge in Swedish language, 3  ECTS credits.

Time:
25.10.2022 - 15.12.2022

Language of instruction:
English

Learning outcomes:
After finishing the course the student can read simple texts, share opinions and use appropriate language in e.g. a shop situation. He/she can also write brief texts about familiar subjects. The student shows mastery of basic grammar structures. 

Finnish as a Foreign Language, 1 a (SPRING)

Introduction into the Finnish language, 2 ECTS credits.

Time:
18.01.2023 - 17.02.2023

Language of instruction:
English

Learning outcomes:
On completion of the course, students will be able to communicate in spoken and written Finnish in everyday situations. Participants will be able to introduce themselves and discuss and ask questions about everyday events. Students will understand and be able to use everyday vocabulary.

Students will be able to discuss the basics of their studies and their own fields

Finnish as a Foreign Language, 1 b (SPRING)

Basic knowledge, 3 ECTS credits.

Time:
22.2.2023 - 21.4.2023

Language of instruction:
English

Learning outcome:
On completion of the course, students will be able to communicate in spoken and written Finnish in everyday situations. Participants will be able to communicate in situations related to housing, travel and working life, and will have a command of basic vocabulary in these areas.

Students will be able to communicate in Finnish about their studies and their own fields.

Finnish as a Foreign Language, 2 a (SPRING)

Finnish at work and travel, 2 ECTS credits.

Time:
24.1.2023 - 23.2.2023

Language of Instruction:
English

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of the course, the individual will be able to communicate in everyday life situations, in both spoken and written Finnish.
The individual will be able to communicate about travel, sickness and health, leisure and hobbies, and will be able to actively use vocabulary related to these topics.
Course participants will be able to discuss their work experience as well as their career plans and hopes. Individuals will better understand how cultural differences can affect working life.

Finnish as a Foreign Language, 2 b (SPRING)

Finnish at work, 3 ECTS credits.

Time:
24.1.2023 - 23.2.2023

Language of Instruction:
English

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of the course, the individual will be able to communicate in everyday life situations, in both spoken and written Finnish. The individual will be able to communicate about travel, sickness and health, leisure and hobbies, and will be able to actively use vocabulary related to these topics.

Course participants will be able to discuss their work experience as well as their career plans and hopes. Students will better understand how cultural differences can affect working life.

Finnish as a Foreign Language, 3 b (SPRING)

Towards intermediate knowledge, 3 ECTS credits

Time: 
25.1.2023 - 29.3.2023

Language of Instruction:
English

Learning Outcomes:
After the course students can speak about their own skills and matters related to their own field. Students can communicate orally and in writing in situations related to finding employment. Students can give instructions in everyday situations and act in accordance with rules and instructions given by others

Swedish as a Foreign Language, 1 a (SPRING)

Introduction into the Swedish language,  2 ECTS credits. 

Time:
23.1.2023 - 22.2.2023

Language of instruction:
English

Learning outcomes:
After finishing the course the student can share the basics about him/herself in Swedish. He/she show mastery of some basic vocabulary (e.g. family, hobbies) and can produce simple sentences in spoken and written form. He/she can also tell the time in Swedish.

Swedish as a Foreign Language, 2 a (SPRING)

Elementary knowledge in Swedish language, 2 ECTS credits.

Time:
19.1.2023 - 21.2.2023

Language of instruction: 
English

Learning outcomes:
After finishing the course the student can tell about something that has happened in the past, can use appropriate language in a shop and restaurant situation, can talk about the weather and can read and write short texts, e.g. e-mails. The student can also hear and know the core differences between Swedish spoken in Finland and Swedish spoken in Sweden. 

Swedish as a Foreign Language, 2 b (SPRING)

Swedish at work and travel, 3 ECTS credits.

Time:
14.3.2023 - 2.5.2023

Language of instruction: 
English

Learning outcomes:
After finishing the course the student can discuss and share opinions, can make comparisons, can give road directions, can talk about body parts and common sicknesses and can make a phone call using appropriate phrases, e.g. book an appointment to the doctor. The student can also read and write short texts about familiar matters.

Enrolment guidelines

You will find the enrolment link by the course description on this webpage. The link redirects you to the Studyinfo webpage where the enrolment is on the second tab under "Application process".

Enroll separately on every course you wish to attend to. The courses have a limited number of students. Places are filled in the order of enrolment.

After the enrolment you will not receive any separate e-mail. The Webropol system gives you a Thank you -page after you have sent the enrolment in. We will contact you two weeks prior to the course start.

GOOD TO KNOW

These are online courses. Therefore you will need an access to a microphone and a camera. 

The courses are arranged during day time and are not recorded. Attendance is compulsory.

Please, contact as soon as possible our SIMHE Service at simhe (at) lists.uwasa.fi, if you

  • want to cancel your enrolment;
  • do not have a Finnish online banking codes.

You will need the Finnish online banking codes to receive a username which gives you an access to university's Moodle platform. We must identify you in other way either online or at the campus. You will need a passport or similar official identification document. If we do it online, you need a camera.