Finnish language courses
Finnish language courses are given as classroom teaching in Aleksinkulma (Aleksanterinkatu 9). Only the evening courses (starting at 16:00) are on the web as online teaching only. The timetables can be found in the schedule below.
NOTE: the classroom teaching will move to Oulu10 premises in Torikatu 10 starting on Monday 3rd Oct.
Registration to the contact teaching (mornings and afternoons):
Please visit the Multilingual Guidance desk in Oulu10 (Torikatu 10).
Intensive courses for the Ukrainian refugees continue. More info here. Registration to the courses at Multilingual Guidance.
Registration to online teaching (evening courses) via email:
Please send an email to
ln the message give your name and the email address you want to use in the Teams teaching group. In the reply message you will get a link to the teaching group. See the timetable to check when your group is online.
More information from: email@example.com, tel. 050 361 3842
Registration for Villa Victor's next mentoring program has started in May 2022. More information and the registration forms to the program here. Note! Mentoring language is Finnish, so adequate Finnish language skills are required for participation.
Video: Learn Finnish at Villa Victor
Elementary course - Basics for beginners
At the elementary level, there are three groups during the daytime, and one in the evening, with the same content but at different teaching times. In addition, there is a 0 level class, Let's start, which is aimed to 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).
Tuesday and Friday at 13.00 - 15.00
Elementary group 1
Monday Thursday at 13.00 - 15.00
Elementary group 2
Monday and Thursday at 09.00 - 11.00
Wednesday at 16.00 - 18.00 (online)
The University group
Teaching times: will be notified later. The course starts in September.
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.
Follow-up day course
Tuesday and Thursday at 09.00 - 11.00
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).
Wednesday and Thursday at 16.00 - 18.00 (online)
YKI-test training course and Conversation
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. In addition, we practice functional Finnish skills with Discussion and Conversation exercises.
The language skill level corresponds to approximately the A2-B2 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)
Tuesday at 16.00 - 18.00 (online)