Finnish language courses
Suomen kielen opetus, alasivun pääkuva
Non-stop Finnish language courses
Suomen kielen opetus
We organise free-of-charge Finnish language studies for people who have moved to Joensuu from abroad. The basic course is designed for those who do not speak Finnish at all or speak it very little, while the intermediate course is for those who understand the basics of the language. The advanced course is for those who speak Finnish quite fluently.
Sign up for our language courses via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling +358 (0)13 337 0333 or by contacting us via our WhatsApp number +358 (0)50 310 1043. The maximum size of the groups is 12 people. By registering for the course, you commit to participate in it weekly.
- BEGINNER'S GROUP ON MONDAYS at 10-11:30 am
- BEGINNER'S GROUP TUESDAYS at 17-18:30 pm
- INTERMEDIATE GROUP ON WEDNESDAYS at 17-18:30 pm
- ADVANCED GROUP ON THURSDAYS at 17-18:30 pm
Courses are held at Malmikatu 5 B, 4th floor (International House Joensuu).
Finnish language studies offered by our partners
TE Office of North Karelia
Integration training offers adult immigrants better chances of becoming an equal member of Finnish society. Integration training offers language skills and useful knowledge and prepares the person for studies and employment.
The TE Office will refer you to integration training if:
- you have lived in Finland for less than three years
- you are 17 years old or older
- you are unemployed or about to become unemployed
- the integration training meets your studying skills, and
- the integration training supports your goals related to integration and employment.
Sign up at your nearest TE Office and they will evaluate your options of starting integration training.
The ‘working life oriented Finnish’ coaching (page in Finnish) teaches you Finnish language and working life skills. The coaching is aimed at all immigrants who need support with their Finnish language skills.
The Finnish language studies are carried out at the workplace. Having a job before the coaching begins helps you study the language. If you have not found a job yet, the coaching service can help you find a job or a work trial position.
Joensuu Community College
The Community College offers Finnish language courses subject to a fee for students with various skill levels. Learn more about the available courses.