This course is intended for Aalto University faculty, staff and family members.The course deals with everyday topics and basic structures of Finnish language: object cases, past simple and some infinite verb forms. Regular class attendance is highly recommended, and students are responsible for a large amount of independent work.

During the course we will cover such topics as food and drinks, work and professions, clothes, travelling, asking and giving street directions. After the course, you will be able to participate in simple conversations relating to course topic and to express your opinion using common phrases, to manage in a restaurant using ordinary phrases, to ask road directions and understand simple responses, to talk about past events. You also will get to know some features of spoken Finnish and some Finnish customs.