Finnish classes start Aug 12th.
All courses are organised at Villa Victor (Torikatu 23, 3rd floor). Courses are run on a non-stop basis, and you can join anytime. Courses are free of charge. Please visit the info when participating to the class for the first time.
Printable timetable below.
Elementary course - Basics for beginners
At the elementary level, there are three groups with the same content but different teaching times. In addition, there is a 0 level class, Let's start, which is for students with no Finnish skills. In this group a student gets the basic skills needed for the regular elementary level. Once this level has been achieved, the student may proceed to an elementary group.
Every group meets twice a week. You can choose a suitable group for you according to the timetable below. Registration is required at the first time you attend the group. You will get a participation card which shows your own group. You may also attend other groups if there is room, but you can register to only one group at the same time. The language skill level corresponds approximately the 0-A1(A2) levels in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 13.00-15.00
Mondays and Tuesdays at 16.00-18.00
Mondays and Tuesdays at 13.00-15.00
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9.30-11.30
Writing course - For those who need practice in writing
Fridays at 9.30-11.30
Follow-up course - Continuing level for more advanced
After the elementary language skills have been adopted, student may move to higher follow-up level. The language skill level corresponds approximately the A2 (B1) levels in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).There are two follow-up classes with the same curriculum, gathering different times of the week.
Mondays and Tuesdays at 9.30-11.30
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 16.00-18.00
Advanced Finnish - For more advanced (Note the changes in the timetable)
From follow-up level it is possible to proceed a bit higher, advanced level. The language skill level corresponds approximately the B1 level forward in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Mondays at 16.00-18.00
Fridays at 13.00-15.00
Discussion class - Practice more spoken and functional Finnish
Exercises concentrated in oral language skills and discussion. The language skill level is approximately at A2-B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Tuesdays at 15.00-16.00
YKI-test training course
In YKI-training class we practice exercises in different language skill areas, auditive and oral, which are tested also in the general language test. Information about YKI-test is also available in this class. You can also participate the course with no intention to attending the YKI-test.
The language skill level corresponds approximately the A2-B1 levels in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Exercises for and info about the common language test. (www.oph.fi/en/education-and-qualifications/national-certificates-language-proficiency-yki-frequently-asked)
Tuesdays at 16.00-18.00