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Finnish courses at Ahjola

Updated on June 20, 2018

Autumn term 2018

We organize Finnish courses from beginner's/basic level A1 to advanced level C1, in four locations. Our Finnish courses are open to everyone, but you 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 from August 1st, 2018

Tuula Kivelä tel. 044 553 8414 / tuula.kivela @ ahjola.fi
Or call: 044 553 8451

Registration

Registration for our Finnish courses starts online on July 1st, 2018. Our phone registration starts on August 13th at 10 am. The 3 courses for immigrant women held in Naistari are an exception, there is no advance registration for them.

How to register?

• online registration (in Finnish) - this is suitable for you if you have a Finnish ID   
• registration by phone at 044 553 8444 on weekdays between 10 am and 3 pm from August 13th

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. 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 Anne 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)  1201002

Location: Naistari
Mondays and Wednesdays 10.30-12.00 am
3.9.-28.11.2018 (52 hours)
14.1.-17.4.2019 (52 hours)

No course fee

The course is for immigrant women who do not speak any Finnish yet. We study Finnish from the beginning 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)   1201003

Location: Naistari
Mondays and Wednesdays 9.00-10.30 am
3.9.-28.11.2018 (52 hours)
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)   1201004

Location: Naistari
Mondays and Wednesdays 12.30 - 2.00 pm
3.9.-28.11.2018 (52 hours)
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)   1201006 

Location: Mattila
Tuesdays 5.00-6.30 pm
4.9.-27.11.2018 (26 hours)
15.1.-16.4.2019 (26 hours)
Course fee: 5 € / autumn term

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 July 1 at 10, phone registration from August 13 at 044 553 8444. 

Literacy training for adult migrants in autumn 2018
Please contact us at: office @ ahjola or tuula.kivela @ ahjola.fi for further information.

Fast courses at Juhannuskylä school (levels A1-A2)

Finnish 1 (level A1)   1201015

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Mondays and Wednesdays 5.00-7.30 pm
3.9.-28.11.2018 (78 hours)
Course fee: 90 €

A Finnish course for beginners. After completing this course you can continue to Finnish 2 in January. 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 July 1 at 10, phone registration from August 13 at 044 553 8444. 

Finnish 2 (level A1-A2)     1201016

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.00-7.30 pm
4.9.-29.11.2018 (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 July 1 at 10, phone registration from August 13 at 044 553 8444. 

Finnish 3 (level A2)     1201018

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.00-7.30 pm
4.9.-29.11.2018 (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 1-4. We also use supplementary material provided by the teacher. The course requires self-study between classes. Registration starts online on July 1 at 10, phone registration from August 13 at 044 553 8444. 

Finnish 4 (level A2)     1201019

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Mondays and Wednesdays 5.00-7.30 pm
3.9.-28.11.2018 (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 5-8 and supplementary material provided by the teacher. The course requires self-study between classes. Registration starts online on July 1 at 10, phone registration from August 13 at 044 553 8444. 

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

Finnish for beginners in Pispala (level A1)   1201007 

Location: Ahjola, Pirtti
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2.20-3.50 pm
4.9.-29.11.2018 (52 hours)
Course fee: 66 €

A Finnish course for beginners at a slower pace than Finnish 1 at Juhannuskylä school. We will focus on speaking and listening but will practise reading and writing as well, and use the language actively from the start. Coursebook: Suomen mestari 1 ch 1-5, as well as supplementary material prepared by the teacher. English and Russian can be used alongside Finnish when necessary. Registration starts online on July 1 at 10, phone registration from August 13 at 044 553 8444. 

Finnish continuation course in Pispala (level A1)   1201008

Location: Ahjola, Pirtti
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-5.30 pm
4.9.-29.11.2018 (52 hours)
Course fee: 66 €

A continuation course in Finnish for students who took the beginners' course in Pispala in spring 2018 and for others who have studied some Finnish. 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 and Russian are used alongside Finnish when needed. Registration starts online on July 1 at 10, phone registration from August 13 at 044 553 8444. 

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

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Mondays and Wednesdays 5.00-6.30 pm
3.9.-28.11.2018 (52 hours)
14.1.-17.4.2019 (52 hours)
Course fee: 66 € / autumn term

This course is for students who have taken Ahjola's Finnish 1 course or studied the book Suomen mestari 1 completely on other courses. The pace of this course is slower than on our Finnish 2 group, and we use two terms to cover the themes of coursebook Suomen mestari 2. We will cover the topics of chapters 1-4 during the autumn term and will focus on speaking, listening and activating what has already been learned. English and Russian may be used alongside Finnish if needed. Registration starts online on July 1 at 10, phone registration from August 13 at 044 553 8444. 

Higher level courses (levels B1-C1)

Review and prepare for the language test YKI (level B1)     1201030

Location: Juhanuskylä school
Mondays 5.00-7.30 pm
1.-29.10.2018 (15 hours)
Course fee: 37 €

The course is intended for those preparing for the language test (YKI) and others who want to review B1 level Finnish. We learn about the test and its exercise types, review the most important grammar points and learn how to make one's texts in Finnish more comprehensible. The course requires self-study at home with the material provided by the teacher. Registration starts online on July 1 at 10, phone registration from August 13 at 044 553 8444. 

Suomi sujuvaksi 1 (level B1)     1201031

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Tuesdays 5.00-7.30 pm
4.9.-27.11.2018 (39 hours)
15.1.-16.4.2019 (39 hours)
Course fee: 58 € /autumn term

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 1-4. In addition to the book, we use supplementary material on current topics. Registration starts online on July 1 at 10, phone registration from August 13 at 044 553 8444. 

Suomi sujuvaksi 2 (level B2)    1201032

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Wednesdays 5.00-7.30 pm
5.9.-28.11.2018 (39 hours)
16.1.-17.4.2019 (39 hours)
Course fee: 59 € / autumn term

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 July 1 at 10, phone registration from August 13 at 044 553 8444. 

Reading club in Finnish (level C1)    1201033

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Thursdays 5.00-6.30 pm
6.9.-29.11.2018 (26 hours)
10.1.-11.4.2019 (26 hours)
Course fee: 47 € / autumn term

A reding club for advanced Finnish students who are interested in reading and want to discuss what they have read in a weekly group. We will read various Finnish texts from different time periods: e.g. poems, short stories, extracts from novels and newspaper articles. We will discuss the texts: the feelings they evoke, their language and the society reflected in them. The students can participate in choosing the texts at the beginning of the course. Registration starts online on July 1 at 10, phone registration from August 13 at 044 553 8444. 

Online course

Finnish online (level A2-B1)   1201040

Location: online
10.9.-12.11.2018 (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 Edmodo. 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. Registration starts online on July 1 at 10, phone registration from August 13 at 044 553 8444. 

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