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Finnish courses at Ahjola

Spring term 2017

Ahjola organizes Finnish courses ranging from beginner's/basic level A1 to advanced level C1, in four locations. The courses are open to everyone; registration for our new Finnish courses starts on the 3rd of January, 2017. 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 new Finnish courses starts on Tuesday 3rd of January at 10.00

• online
• by phone at 044 553 8444

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 the registration is binding; if you know you can't attend the course, cancel your registration at least 8 days before the course begins. 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.

Course locations

Juhannuskylä school (centre, near the railway station)
Rautatienkatu 3-5

Ahjola (Pispala)
Ahjolankatu 3

Naistari (Hervanta)
Lindforsinkatu 4 

Mattila (centre)
Laukontori 14 B

Finnish courses for immigrants

Easy Finnish for immigrant women (level A1)  1201002K

Location: Naistari
Mondays and Wednesdays 10.30-12.00 am
16.1.-19.4.2017 (50 hours)
No course fee

The course started in September 2016. The students know a little Finnish already, but new students are welcome to join if they know some Finnish words and phrases. We continue learning very basic Finnish for everyday needs. The course material is provided by the teacher. The course is only for women and it 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
16.1.-19.4.2017 (50 hours)
No course fee

The course started in September 2016, but also new students can join in January. 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
16.1.-19.4.2017 (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 4. The students buy the books for themselves. Registration in Naistari during the first lesson, no advance registration.

Finnish for immigrant men (level A2)   1201005L 

Location: Mattila
Tuesdays 5.00-6.30 pm
17.1.-18.4.2017 (26 hours)
No course fee

This course is 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 you place, advance registration is necessary. Registration starts on January 3 at 10 am.  

Finnish courses at a slower pace (in Ahjola)  

Finnish for beginners in Pispala (level A1)   1201007L

Location: Ahjola, Pirtti
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3.10-4.40 pm
17.1.-20.4.2017 (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. No class on 13 April. Registration starts on January 3 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
17.1.-20.4.2017 (50 hours)
Course fee: 64 €

A continuation course in Finnish for students who took the Finnish for beginners course in Pispala in autumn 2016 and for others who have studied Finnish for a couple of months. Coursebook: Suomen mestari 1, from ch 6. English and Russian may be used alongside Finnish when needed. No class on 13 April. Registration starts on January 3 at 10 am. online or by phone at 044 553 8444.

Faster courses (at Juhannuskylä school)

Finnish 1 (level A1)   1201009L

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.30-8.00 pm
17.1.-20.4.2017 (75 hours)
Course fee: 84 €
 
A course for beginners consisting of 6 weekly lessons. 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 3 at 10 am. online or by phone at 044 553 8444.

Finnish 2 (level A1-A2)     1201010L

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.00-7.30 pm
17.1.-20.4.2017 (75 hours)
Course fee: 84 €

The course consists of 6 weekly lessons and is designed 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. Registration starts on January 3 at 10 am online or by phone at 044 553 8444.

Finnish 3 (level A2)     1201011L

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Mondays and Wednesdays 5.15-7.45 pm
16.1.-19.4.2017 (75 hours)
Course fee: 84 € 

The course consists of 6 weekly lessons and 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. At the beginning we will review the topics of Finnish 2 course if it is needed. Registration starts on January 3 at 10 am. online or by phone at 044 553 8444.

Finnish 4 (level A2)     1201012K

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.15-7.45 pm
17.1.-20.4.2017 (75 hours)
Course fee: 84 €

The course is designed for students who have taken the course Finnish 3 in the autumn 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. Registration starts online on December 27 at 10 am. and by phone on January 2 at 10 am. (044 553 8444). 

Suomi sujuvaksi 1 (level B1)     1201020L

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Tuesdays 5.00-7.30 pm
17.1.-18.4.2017 (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. The course material is provided by the teacher and is included in the course fee. Registration starts on January 3 at 10 am. online or by phone at 044 553 8444.

Suomi sujuvaksi 2 (level B2)    1201021K

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Wednesdays 5-7.30 pm
18.1.-19.4.2017 (39 hours)
Course fee: 58 €

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. Registration starts online on December 27 at 10 am. and by phone on January 2nd at 10 am. (044 553 8444).

Advanced Finnish (level C1)   1201025K

Location: Juhannuskylä school
Thursdays 5-7.30 pm
12.1.-20.4.2017 (39 hours)
Course fee: 58 €

The course is suitable for advanced students who use Finnish either 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 with the group during the first lesson. Registration starts online on December 27 at 10 am. and by phone on January 2 at 10 am. (044 553 8444).

Online course

Finnish online (level A2-B1)   1201030L

Location: online
30.1.-10.4.2017 (20 hours)
Course fee: 44 €

On this online course we will read, write and listen to Finnish. We will learn vocabulary, grammar and different ways of writing. The course is suitable for students who want to prepare for the YKI test and others who want to improve their written skills. To attend, your language level should be at least A2. The course is suitable for students who wish to study independently at the time that suits them best. Most 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. When you register on the course, make sure you've given 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. Week 9 is a holiday week on this course, too. Registration starts on January 3 at 10 am online or by phone at 044 553 8444. 

Summer course

Finnish for beginners in spring   1201040L

Location: Ahjola, Pirtti
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.00-8.15 pm
2.5.-15.6.2017 (56 hours)
Course fee: 72 €

An intensive Finnish course for beginners. Course book: Suomen mestari 1, ch 1-5. English and Russian may be used alongside Finnish when needed. No class on 25 May (a public holiday); this class has been moved to Wed 24 May. Registration starts on January 3 at 10 am, online or by phone at 044 553 8444.
 

Welcome to study Finnish in Ahjola!