Finnish language courses for immigrants
Finnish courses at Eira provide an excellent preparation for further studies and working life in Finland!
The comprehensive selection of intensive Finnish courses at Eira provides classes from beginner level A0 to upper intermediate B1.2.
You can study Finnish in Eira High School of Adults either in the morning or evening or as distance studies. There are a variety of different schedules and combinations (contact/distance) for groups during this academic year (2020 - 2021).
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic groups are divided in two so that when one half of the group is in class the other half study from home independently and vice versa. This means students will attend school in person less than normally. There are also groups that are combining classroom and distance (live online sessions) studies.
The majority of the morning groups have lessons between 8:50 and 13:50. Some live distance sessions are held also at 15:30 - 16:50. The majority of evening lessons are held between 17:10 and 20:00. If the epidemic worsens, the school is prepared to move 100% to distance learning.
Studying FInnish at Eira requires good reading and writing skills using the Latin alphabet.
The time you will take to complete the programme depends on your starting level. The academic year (September – May) is divided into five study periods and one course lasts one period. If you start your studies form the beginner course, completing all 10 courses provided will take two academic years.
Applying can be done by filling in the application form either online (above) or in person at the school office.
Students are selected on the basis of a level test and interview. Invitations for testing are sent after the application period has ended.
The fee for the next academic year is 150 euros. The fee covers all studies completed in Eira High School for Adults during the academic year.