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Finnish courses at Ahjola

Updated on 12 January, 2018

Sring term 2018

Ahjola organizes Finnish courses ranging from beginner's/basic level A1 to advanced level C1, in four course 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.  

Further information about Finnish courses:   

Monday to Friday 10 am - 2 pm

Tuula Kivelä tel. 044 553 8414 / tuula.kivela @ ahjola.fi
Anne Pekkala tel. 044 553 8451 / anne.pekkala @ ahjola.fi

Registration

Registration for our beginners' Finnish courses as well as the men's course in Mattila started on the 2nd of January, 2018. For other Finnish courses online registration started on the 27th of December, 2017. The courses 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

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 is not the right level 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)
Laukontori 14 B
 

Finnish courses at a slower pace 

Finnish for beginners in Pispala (level A1)   1201007L  Note: new dates!

Location: Ahjola, Pirtti
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3.10-4.40 pm
30.1.-8.5.2018 (50 hours)
Course fee: 64 €

A Finnish course for beginners. The pace of this course is slower than on Ahjola's evening courses and we will review and practise more. Coursebook: Suomen mestari 1, ch 1-5. English and Russian may be used alongside Finnish when necessary. Registration starts on January 2 at 10 am online or by phone at 044 553 8444.

Finnish continuation course in Pispala (level A1)   1201008L

Location: Ahjola, Pirtti
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1.30-3.00 pm
16.1.-19.4.2018 (50 hours)
Course fee: 64 €

A continuation course in Finnish for students who took the Finnish for beginners course in Pispala in autumn 2017 and for others who have studied some Finnish for beginners. Coursebook: Suomen mestari 1, from ch 6. English and Russian may be used alongside Finnish when needed. Registration starts on January 2 at 10 am online or by phone at 044 553 8444.

Finnish 2 at a slower pace (level A1-A2.1)  1201009K

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.40-7.10 p.m.
16.1.-19.4.2018 (50 hours)
Course fee: 64 €

This course is for students who have taken the Finnish 1 course or studied the book Suomen mestari 1 completely elsewhere. The pace of this course is slower than on Ahjola's Finnish 2 group, and we use two terms to cover the themes of the coursebook Suomen mestari 2. In the spring term we study chapters 5-8 and in autumn 2018 chapters 1-4. We start the course in January by learning/reviewing the past tense so that everyone feels ready to start ch 5. English and Russian may be used alongside Finnish if needed. Online registration starts on December 27 at 10 am. Phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444.

Finnish courses for immigrants

Easy Finnish for immigrant women (level A1)  1201002K

Location: Naistari
Mondays and Wednesdays 10.30-12.00 am
15.1.-18.4.2018 (50 hours)
No course fee

The course is for immigrant women, especially those who are not able to attend evening courses. We learn very basic Finnish for everyday needs, practising speaking, reading and writing. The course material is provided by the teacher. 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
15.1.-18.4.2018 (50 hours)
No course fee

The course  is for immigrant women who have studied some Finnish, for example on Naistari's course. We learn more vocabulary for everyday needs and practise building sentences. We progress faster than in the group starting at 10.30. The course material is provided by the teacher. Registration in Naistari during the first lesson, no advance registration.

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

Location: Naistari
Mondays and Wednesdays 12.30 - 2.00 pm
15.1.-18.4.2018 (50 hours)
No course fee

This course is suitable for immigrant women who have studied Finnish for a few years for example at Naistari. Course book: Suomen mestari 3, from ch 8. After finishing ch 8, we will spend the rest of the course reviewing the contents of Suomen mestari 3. Registration in Naistari during the first lesson, no advance registration.

Finnish for immigrant men (level A2)   1201005K 

Location: Mattila
Tuesdays 5.00-6.30 pm
16.1.-17.4.2018 (26 hours)
No course fee

A Finnish course for immigrant men who have studied Finnish for 1-2 years and can manage in Finnish in concrete, everyday situations. We will learn more vocabulary, practise grammar as well as talking in Finnish. The course is organized in co-operation with Mattila, a civic house for all men. To secure your place, advance registration is necessary. Registration starts on January 2 at 10 am online or by phone at 044 553 8444. 

Faster courses

Finnish 1 (level A1)   1201015L

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Mondays and Wednesdays 5.00-7.30 pm
15.1.-18.4.2018 (75 hours)
Course fee: 84 €
 
A course for beginners. After completing this course you can continue to course Finnish 2 in September. The course is fast and requires self-study between classes. Course book: Suomen mestari 1, which will be completed during the course. English as well as Russian may be used alongside Finnish as languages of tuition when needed. Registration starts on January 2 at 10 am online or by phone at 044 553 8444.

Finnish 2 (level A1-A2)     1201016L

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.00-7.30 pm
16.1.-19.4.2018 (75 hours)
Course fee: 84 €

The course for students who have completed the Finnish 1 course or studied Finnish for about half a year elsewhere. After completing this course you can continue to course Finnish 3 in September. The course is fast and requires self-study between classes. English and Russian can be used alongside Finnish when needed as languages of tuition. Course book: Suomen mestari 2, from the beginning. The book will be completed during the course. Online registration starts on December 27 at 10 am. Phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444.

Finnish 3 (level A2)     1201017L

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.00-7.30 pm
16.1.-19.4.2018 (75 hours)
Course fee: 84 € 

The course is designed 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. Online registration starts on December 27 at 10 am. Phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444.

Finnish 4 (level A2)     1201018L

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Mondays and Wednesdays 5.00-7.30 pm
15.1.-18.4.2018 (75 hours)
Course fee: 84 €

The course is designed for students who have taken 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. Online registration starts on December 27 at 10 am. Phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444.

Suomi sujuvaksi 1 (level B1)     1201030K

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Tuesdays 5.00-7.30 pm
16.1.-17.4.2018 (39 hours)
Course fee: 58 €

The course is designed for students who have completed the 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 as well as supplementary material on current topics. Students who have not studied the first half of the book can also join; the first half will be covered on the autumn 2018 course. Online registration starts on December 27 at 10 am. Phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444.

Suomi sujuvaksi 2 (level B2)    1201031K

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Wednesdays 5.00-7.30 pm
17.1.-18.4.2018 (39 hours)
Course fee: 59 €

This course is for students who have studied Finnish for several years and understand different text types in Finnish rather well. Although we focus on speaking and reading, all skills areas are covered. 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. Online registration starts on December 27 at 10 am. Phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444.

Advanced Finnish (level C1)   1201032K

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Thursdays 5-7.30 pm
18.1.-26.4.2018 (39 hours)
Course fee: 59 €

The course is suitable for advanced students who use Finnish at work or in their studies and want to continue expanding their vocabulary, improve their spoken as well as written skills and practise advanced structures and expressions. The students' wishes will be taken into account when planning the course content: we will discuss and agree on the course content together at the beginning of the course. Online registration starts on December 27 at 10 am. Phone registration from January 2 at 044 553 8444.

Online course

Finnish online (level A2-B1)   1201040L

Location: online
15.1.-26.3.2018 (20 hours)
Course fee: 43 €

The course is designed for students whose language level is at least A2. The course is suitable for you if you have studied Finnish for at least two years and can communicate in Finnish in everyday situations and wish to improve your written skills. The course can also help you prepare for the YKI test. On the course we will read and listen to Finnish and write different types of texts. We will learn vocabulary, grammar and different ways of writing. Most of the course exercises are done independently; once a week you will get feedback from the teacher after handing in a weekly assignment. To participate on this course you need a computer with a good internet connection, headphones/speakers and an email address. The course is held completely online, and you can study at the times that suit you best. When you register on the course, make sure to give your email address correctly so that the teacher can contact you. The language of the course is Finnish, but English may be used if necessary for understanding. Please note that there is no instruction during Feb 26 - March 4 (winter holiday week). The course is similar to those held in 2017.  Online registration starts on December 27 at 10 am. 

Summer course

Finnish 1 summer course (level A1)

Location: Ahjola, Pirtti
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.00-8.15 pm
3.5.-19.6.2018 (80 hours)
Course fee: 90 €

A Finnish course for beginners. The course meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 lessons an evening. After completing this course you can continue to course 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 and Russian may be used alongside Finnish as languages of tuition. No class on May 10 (a public holiday). Registration starts on January 2 at 10 am.

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