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Finnish courses at Ahjola

Spring term 2019

Updated on December 10, 2018

We organize Finnish courses from beginner's level A1 to level B2, in four locations. Our Finnish courses are open to everyone, but students need to register for most of the courses. We do not provide language testing, but certificates of attendance are provided on request. If you need a certificate after the course, please contact our office: toimisto @ ahjola.fi.

Further information about our Finnish courses:   

Monday to Thursday 10 am - 2 pm

Tuula Kivelä tel. 044 553 8414 / tuula.kivela @ ahjola.fi
Maija Ricks tel. 044 553 8451 / maija.ricks @ ahjola.fi

Registration

Note! The 3 courses for immigrant women held in Naistari are an exception, there is no advance registration for them.

How to register?

• online registration (only in Finnish) - this is suitable for you if you have a Finnish ID. Registration opens on December 27th, 2018.
• registration by phone at 044 553 8444 on weekdays between 10 am and 3 pm from January 2nd, 2019

If you register by phone, have a pen and paper ready as you will get the reference number for paying the course fee during the phone call.

Note that your registration is binding; if you know you can't attend the course, please cancel your registration at least 8 days before the course begins (free of charge). For cancellations 1-7 days before the beginning of the course we charge a handling fee (15 €). After the course has started, the whole course fee is charged. Cancellations and questions about payments: please contact seija.havonen @ ahjola.fi.

If the course level is not the right for you, you can change to a more suitable course. In such a case, please contact Tuula 044 553 8414 or Maija 044 553 8451.

Course locations

Juhannuskylä school (centre, near the railway station) video clip about the location
Rautatienkatu 3-5


Ahjola (Pispala)
Ahjolankatu 3

Naistari (Hervanta)
Lindforsinkatu 4 

Mattila (centre)
Sepänkatu 10
 

Finnish courses for immigrants

Easy Finnish for immigrant women (level 0-A1)  1201002K

Location: Naistari
Mondays and Wednesdays 10.30-12.00 am
14.1.-17.4.2019 (52 hours)
No course fee

The course started in autumn 2018 and is for immigrant women who do not speak any Finnish yet. We study Finnish at a slow pace. After this course you can read and write some words and short sentences and answer e.g. personal questions. The course material is provided by the teacher. The course is mainly intended for students who cannot attend our evening courses. The course is not intended for students who are illiterate in their own language. Registration in Naistari during the first lesson, no advance registration.

More Finnish for immigrant women (level A1)   1201003K

Location: Naistari
Mondays and Wednesdays 9.00-10.30 am
14.1.-17.4.2019 (52 hours)
No course fee

The course  is for immigrant women who have studied some Finnish, for example on Naistari's course. We learn more Finnish for everyday needs. After this course you can read and write short texts, e.g. messages, and talk about concrete topics, e.g. yourself and your family. The course material is provided by the teacher. The course is mainly intended for students who cannot attend our evening courses. Registration in Naistari during the first lesson, no advance registration.

Finnish continuation course for immigrant women (level A1-A2)   1201004K

Location: Naistari
Mondays and Wednesdays 12.30 - 2.00 pm
14.1.-17.4.2019 (52 hours)
No course fee

This course is suitable for immigrant women who have studied Finnish at least for a couple of years for example at Naistari. After this course you are able to participate in easy discussions and read and write texts for everyday needs. The course material is provided by the teacher. The course is mainly intended for students who cannot attend our evening courses. Registration in Naistari during the first lesson, no advance registration.

Finnish for immigrant men (level A1)   1201006K 

Location: Mattila
Tuesdays 5.00-6.30 pm
15.1.-16.4.2019 (26 hours)
Course material charge: 5 €

A Finnish course for immigrant men who have learned only a little Finnish and want to learn more to survive in practical, everyday situations. After this course you can read and write short texts, e.g. messages, tell about yourself and your family and manage in practical situations in Finnish. The course is organized in co-operation with Mattila, a civic house for all men. The course is funded by Mattila and Ahjola, apart from a 5 € charge per student. Registration starts online on December 27 at 10, phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444. 

Literacy training for adult migrants in spring 2019
Please contact us at: maija.ricks @ ahjola.fi or tuula.kivela @ ahjola.fi for further information.

Fast courses at Juhannuskylä school (levels A1-A2)

Finnish 1 (level A1)   1201015L

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Mondays and Wednesdays 5.00-7.30 pm
14.1.-17.4.2019 (78 hours)
Course fee: 90 €

A Finnish course for beginners. After completing this course you can continue to Finnish 2 in September. The course is fast and requires self-study at home between classes. Course book: Suomen mestari 1, which will be completed during the course. English may be used alongside Finnish as a language of tuition. Registration starts online on December 27 at 10, phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444. 

Finnish 2 (level A1-A2)     1201016L

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.00-7.30 pm
15.1.-16.4.2019 (78 hours)
Course fee: 90 €

This course is for students who have completed the Finnish 1 course or studied Finnish for about half a year elsewhere. The course is fast and requires self-study between classes, English and Russian can be used when needed as languages of tuition. Course book: Suomen mestari 2, from the beginning. The book will be completed during the course. 
Registration starts online on December 27 at 10, phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444. 

Finnish 3 (level A2)     1201018L

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Mondays and Wednesdays 5.00-7.30 pm
14.1.-17.4.2019 (78 hours)
Course fee: 90 € 

A course for students who have completed the Finnish 2 course or have reached level A2 in Finnish. Course book: Suomen mestari 3, ch 1-3. We also use supplementary material provided by the teacher. The course requires self-study between classes. Registration starts online on December 27 at 10, phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444. 

Finnish 4 (level A2)     1201019L

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.00-7.30 pm
15.1.-23.4.2019 (78 hours)
Course fee: 90 €

A course for students who have completed the course Finnish 3 or who have studied Finnish for a couple of years and want to proceed to language level B1. Course book: Suomen mestari 3, ch 4-8 and supplementary material provided by the teacher. The course requires self-study between classes. Registration starts online on December 27 at 10, phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444. 

Finnish courses at a slower pace (levels A1-A2)

Finnish for beginners at a slower pace (level A1)   1201007L 

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Mondays and Wednesdays 4.30-6.00 pm
14.1.-17.4.2019 (52 hours)
Course fee: 66 €

A Finnish course for beginners at a slower pace than Finnish 1. We will focus on speaking and listening but will practise reading and writing as well, and aim at using the language actively from the start. Coursebook: Suomen mestari 1 ch 1-5, as well as supplementary material prepared by the teacher. English can be used alongside Finnish when necessary.  Registration starts online on December 27 at 10, phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444.

Finnish continuation course at a slower pace (level A1)   1201008L

Location: Ahjola, Pirtti
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2.30-4.00 pm
15.1.-18.4.2019 (52 hours)
Course fee: 66 €

A continuation course in Finnish for students who took the beginners' course in Pispala in autumn 2018 and for others who have studied some Finnish for beginners. We focus on speaking and listening but will also practise reading and writing as well as activating the language that has already been learned. Course material: Suomen mestari 1 from ch 6 as well as supplementary material provided by the teacher. English can be used alongside Finnish when needed. Registration starts online on December 27 at 10, phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444.

Finnish 2 at a slower pace (level A1-A2)  1201012K

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Mondays and Wednesdays 6.10-7.40 pm
14.1.-17.4.2019 (52 hours)
Course fee: 66 €

A Finnish course for students who have taken a couple of Finnish courses already and for those who want to review the topics of Finnish 2. The coursebook is Suomen mestari 2, and we will cover the topics of chapers 5-8 during the spring term. We will focus on speaking, listening and activating what has already been learned. The pace of this course is slower than on Finnish 1 and 2 groups. English may be used alongside Finnish if needed. Registration starts online on December 27 at 10, phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444.

Higher level courses (levels B1-B2)

Suomi sujuvaksi 1 (level B1)     1201031K

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Tuesdays 5.00-7.30 pm
15.1.-16.4.2019 (39 hours)
Course fee: 58 €

The course is designed for students who have completed courses Finnish 1-4 or have reached level B1.1 in Finnish and want to strengthen their skills, expand their vocabulary and review grammar. The course is also suitable for students who want to prepare for a language test. Course book: Suomen mestari 4, chapters 5-8. In addition to the book, we use supplementary material on current topics. The course is suitable also for those who have not studied chapters 1-4 of the coursebook yet. You can study the beginning of the book on the course starting in September 2019. Registration starts online on December 27 at 10, phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444.

Suomi sujuvaksi 2 (level B2)    1201032K

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Wednesdays 5.00-7.30 pm
6.2.-8.5.2019 (36 hours)
Course fee: 56 € 

This course is for students who have studied Finnish for several years and whose estimated language proficiency level is B2. You understand Finnish speech as well as different text types in Finnish rather well. On the course we will focus on speaking and reading, but the aim is to deepen the students' language skills in all skill areas. The students also have the opportunity to hand in writing assignments for feedback from the teacher. The course material is provided by the teacher and is included in the course fee. Registration starts online on December 27 at 10, phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444.

Online courses

Elementary Finnish online (level A1)   1201040L

Location: online
21.1.-1.4.2019 (20 hours)
Course fee: 43 €

The course is for students who have studied some Finnish for beginners, e.g. Suomen mestari 1 or other beginner’s course and want further practise of the basics of elementary Finnish. We work on vocabulary, grammar, listening and simple writing. The course suits students who want to work independently at their own time. Some of the coursework is done independently following the instructions from the teacher. There will also be a weekly assignment on which the students get feedback from the teacher. The languages of instruction on this course are English and Finnish. To participate you need a computer with an internet connection and basic computer skills. The course is held completely online; the learning platform used is Peda.net. The teacher will contact the participants by email prior to the beginning of the course, so make sure to give your valid email address when you register. Note: there is no instruction during the winter holiday week 25.2.-3.3. Registration starts online on December 27 at 10, phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444.

Finnish online (level A2-B1)   1201041L

Location: online
17.1.-28.3.2019 (20 hours)
Course fee: 43 €

The course is designed for students whose language level is at least A2: you have studied Finnish for at least two years and can communicate in Finnish in everyday situations and understand basic texts in Finnish. The course suits you if you want to improve especially your written Finnish skills. We focus on writing as well as understanding written and spoken Finnish. The course platform used is Peda.net. Part of the course exercises are done independently with guidance from the teacher; and once a week you will get feedback from the teacher after handing in a weekly assignment. The course is held completely online, and you can study at the times that suit you best. To participate you need a computer with an internet connection and headphones/speakers.The language of the course is Finnish, but English may be used if necessary for understanding. When you register on the course, make sure to give your email address correctly so that the teacher can contact you. Note: there is no instruction during the winter holiday week 25.2.-3.3. Registration starts online on December 27 at 10, phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444.

Summer courses in May-June

Finnish for beginners in spring (level A1)   1201050L

Location: Ahjola, Pirtti
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.00-7.30 pm
2.5.-11.6.2019 (54 hours)
Course fee: 68 €

An intensive Finnish course for beginners. Course book: Suomen mestari 1, ch 1-5. English may be used alongside Finnish when needed. Registration starts online on December 27 at 10, phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444.

Let's speak Finnish! (level A2)   1201051L

Location: Ahjola, Pirtti
Wednesdays 5.00-7.30 pm
8.5.-12.6.2019 (18 hours)
Course fee: 39 €

This course suits you if you have studied Finnish for a couple of years, manage in everyday situations and want to practise speaking. We practise speaking using varied activities such as vocabulary tasks, discussions and simulations. Our topics include talking about one’s own interests, expressing opinions and other real life situations. Registration starts online on December 27 at 10, phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444.

 

Please call or email us if you have any questions; we are happy to help!