Villa Victor's language courses 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
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 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).
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 13.00 - 15.00
Elemenatry group 1
Mondays and Tuesdays at 13.00 - 15.00
Elementary group 2
Thursdays and Fridays at 10.00 - 12.00
The University group starts later in the autumn
Teaching times: Mondays and Thursdays at 16.30-18.00
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 10.00 - 12.00
Group 2 has been combined with
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).
Thursdays and Fridays at 16.00 - 18.00
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)
Tuesdays at 16.00 - 18.00
Elementary 1 and Follow-up 1 groups go to contact teaching starting next week (Mon 5th Oct) in Aleksinkulma (Aleksanteri 9), 2nd floor.
Other Finnish classes continue on the web,until corona situation allows us to return to contact teaching.
If you have registered to the Teams teaching group already, you do not need another registration. The new groups will appear in the same environment as the summer teaching classes.
Note that you have to register to the contact teaching beforehand in multilingual assistance desk in Oulu10.
Language clubs (English, Russian and Arabic) will start contact teaching starting on Tue 1st September. The teaching takes place in Oulu10 (Torikatu 10, 1st floor). Note! English class starts on Mon 7th Sept.
English on Mondays at 16.30-18.00
Arabic on Tuesdays at 16.30-18.00
Russian on Wednesdays at 16.30-18.00
Summer teaching ends on 14th Aug, but there will be some exercises for individual studying until the end of August.
If you are already registered to the teaching group, no additional registration is needed, as the teaching takes place in the same environment.
Enrollment to the web teaching group:
- Sign in by sending an email to: veli-pekka.pelkonen(at)ouka.fi. Give your name and email address with which you can join the Teams teaching group.
You will get a reply message with a link to the teaching group and some information. Check the timetable up to see, when your group is online.
More info: Veli-Pekka Pelkonen, tel. 050 361 3842