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  • Finnish, one of the few languages of Europe which is not of Indo-European origin, is one of the official languages of the European Union. Being a member of the Uralic family of languages and a mother tongue of about six million people, mainly in Finland, Finnish is considered to be a highly attractive language to linguists due to its highly agglutinative nature and richness of expression.

The course includes all the fundamentals of phonology, morphology, vocabulary and syntax of Finnish, and it is followed by reading texts in Finnish prose and poetry.

Students may combine studies in ELCC with courses in Finnish institutions, such as the universities of Helsinki, Jyvaskyla, Tampere and Turku, where summer courses are held and where students may take proficiency exams.