Finnish classes (Jan. 13 - June 13 2020)
All courses are organised at Villa Victor (Torikatu 23, 3rd floor). Elementary course at the University, Linnanmaa campus, in classroom AT115B. Courses are run on nonstop basis, and you can join anytime. Courses are free of charge. Please visit the info desk when you first participate in a class.
Let's start on Wednesday and Thursday at 13-15
Elementary 1 on Monday and Tuesday at 16-18
Elementary 3 on Monday and Tuesday at 13-15
Elementary 4 on Wednesday and Thursday at 9.30-11.30
Follow-up 1on Monday and Tuesday at 9.30-11.30
Follow-up 2 on Wednesday and Thursday at 16-18
Advanced Finnish on Monday at 16-18 and Friday at 13-15
Discussion on Tuesday at 15-16
Writing course on Friday at 9.30-11.30
YKI training on Tuesday at 16-18
Elementary group at the university on Mondays and Thursdays at 16.30-18.00
-starting on 2nd March
Levels and contents of Finnish language courses
Elementary course - Basics for beginners
At the elementary level, there are three groups with the same content but at different teaching times. In addition, there is a 0 level class, Let's start, which is aimed at students without any 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 yourself according to the timetable below. Registration is required when you first time attend the group. You will get a participation card which shows your own group. You may also attend other groups if there is space available, 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
University group (starting 2nd March)
Mondays and Thursdays at 16.30-18.00 (Note: in Linnanmaa campus, classroom AT115B; entrance 2T)
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 the YKI-training class we practice exercises in different language skill areas, auditive and oral, which are also tested in the general language test. Information about the YKI-test is also available in this class. You can also participate in the course without the intention of attending the YKI-test.
The language skill level corresponds to 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
Language courses and clubs
Villa Victor's language courses and clubs are open to everyone and free of charge.
Registration beforehand is not required. All groups gather at Villa Victor (Torikatu 23).
Spring 2020 courses start 13.1.2020
English language courses
Beginners group on Mondays at 16.30-17.15
Conversation group on Mondays at 17.15-18.00
Russian language course
On Wednesdays at 16.30-18.30
Sami language course 8.1.-18.3. (registration in advance)
(not on the week 10)
North Sami Language discussion course
Wednesdays at 18-20