Education in Helsinki

Language courses in Helsinki

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Finnish courses for foreigners are available from the language centers of universities, summer universities, civic and workers' institutes, adult education centers, vocational institutions, folk high schools and even online.   Online tutorials are not particularly comprehensive but some are well put together and genuinely helpful. Some even include audio so you can practice pronunciation as well!

Studying at Finnish Universities

Universities offer courses in Finnish and Swedish for international students. Some courses are also open for those who are not enrolled as students in the particular university.

Finnish Language Schools/Courses

City of Helsinki Cultural Office (Caisa):
Free Finnish courses (Beginners', Intermediate and Workplace) for immigrants. Site only in Finnish
Mikonkatu 17 C (2 krs), Helsinki
ph: (09) 169 3984 fax: (09) 169 3885  E-mail: Oge EnehOnnenkieli Oy: (in English/Finnish/Russian)

Onnenkieli (Lucky Language), located in Tampere, uses the suggestopedic system to quickly teach people to speak Finnish. The unemployment office will pay for the course if a person is about to set up a company or will get a good job as soon as he/she learns Finnish.
Hatanpään valtatie 34 D, 33100 Tampere
ph: (03) 2559 808  fax: (03) 2559 808

Finnish Adult Education Centres (KTOL): Courses in Finnish and Swedish.(in Finnish/English/Swedish)
Annankatu 25 A, 00100 Helsinki
ph: (09) 6122 430 fax: (09) 6122 4351

Online Finnish Language Instruction

Helsinki Uni. Language Centre

A free course including audio
Finnish School: Free vocabulary program - requires registration
Understand Finnish Free dictionary and lessons (in Finnish only)
Finnish Grammar: Grammar for novice Finnish speakers
Suomea, ole hyvä! Videos for learning the basics as well as exercises, crossword puzzles etc.
Tavataan taas!: Course including glossaries, grammar and short practice sentences. In Finnish and English.
Uuno Nice basic Finnish lessons!

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Update 20/05/2008


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