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. Courses are held at Malmikatu 5 B, 4th floor (International House Joensuu).

Choose NON-STOP SUOMI– ALKEISRYHMÄ (beginners), if you know little to no Finnish.

Choose NON-STOP SUOMI– KESKITASON RYHMÄ (intermediate), if you have participated in the beginner course and have mastered the basics of Finnish.

Choose NON-STOP SUOMI– EDISTYNEIDEN RYHMÄ (advanced), if you can already have day-today conversations in Finnish.


The registration begins on the 19th of February 2024 at 9:00 AM.

Upon registering, you commit to participating in the course weekly. You can register for only one course. As you register, let us know which course you want to participate in. Your class will gather once a week for eight weeks.

Register for our language courses via e-mail to or by contacting us via our WhatsApp number 050 310 1043. The maximum size of the groups is 12 people.


SCHEDULE 11.3.2024-2.5.2024


  • ON MONDAYS at 10am-11:30am  // COURSE IS FULL!
  • ON TUESDAYS at 5pm-6:30pm  // COURSE IS FULL!


  • ON WEDNESDAYS at 10am-11:30 am  // COURSE IS FULL!
  • ON WEDNESDAYS at 5pm-6:30pm  // COURSE IS FULL!


  • ON MONDAYS at 5pm-6:30pm // COURSE IS FULL!



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.


Yhteystiedot - Suomen kielen opetus


International House Joensuu 013 337 0333


International House Joensuu
013 337 0333

International House Joensuu, kartta

Malmikatu 5b, 80100 Joensuu
4. kerros

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