Finnish language programmes for immigrants

Autumn semester: 22.8.-16.12.2022, autumn holiday 17.-21.10.2022
Spring semester: 2.1.-26.5.2023, spring break 6.-10.3.2023

Finnish language education

  • Reading and writing skills in Finnish language

  • Basic and advanced level (3 modules)

Reading and writing skills in Finnish language

  • The purpose of the education is to learn the basic skills in Finnish language; reading and writing
  • Our intention is also to help you to integrate into Finnish society and to get skills for further studies, eg. basic school education for adults, or for working life
  • You will study Finnish language, cultural- and social studies, computer- and information skills and other optional studies

Basic and advanced level

The average length of basic and advanced education is 1.5 academic years. The aim of the education is to help you integrate into Finnish society and gain readiness for postgraduate studies or working life.
The length of the study day is 8 hours (5 hours of contact teaching + 3 hours of independent study / day). The length of the language / internship day is 7 hours.

Module 1 (22.8.2022-16.12.2022)
  • Starting level A1.1
  • Target level A1.3
  • According to the curriculum, you study Finnish, cultural and social information, working life information, information technology, and electives (20 cr = 540 hours)
  • Studies include personal and group supervision (2 cr = 54 hours)
Module 2 (2.1.2023-16.6.2023)
  • Starting level A1.3
  • Target level A2.2
  • According to the curriculum, you study Finnish, cultural and social information, working life information, information technology, and electives (26 cr = 702 hours)
  • Studies include personal and group supervision (2 cr = 54 hours)
  • Language /internship in the workplace (4 cr = 108 hours)
Module 3 (August 2023-January 2024)
  • Starting level A2.2
  • Target level B1.1-B1.2
  • According to the curriculum, you study Finnish, cultural and social information, working life information, information technology, and electives (20 cr = 540 hours)
  • Studies include personal and group supervision (2 cr = 54 hours)
  • Language training / internship in the workplace (4 cr = 108 hours)

Accommodation

Students live in two-person-rooms. Adults have an opportunity to stay over weekends at our dormitory.

Studying fees

Studies, meals and accommodation are free of charge

if your studies are part of the integration program made by te- toimisto (public employment and business services)
if you have residence permit (status A) in Finland (training voucher education)

Otherwise the prices for Finnish language studies are:

  • 295 € / month (incl. studies and meals during weekdays)
  • 460 € / month (incl. studies, meals and accommodation during weekdays)

If you study for a shorter period, the prices are 130 € / week (incl. studies, meals, and accommodation) or 110 € / week (incl. studies and meals)
Possible textbook costs ca. 60 €.

Applications

You can send a web application form: www.kiteenkansanopisto.fi or ask for an application form from our school, tel. 0400 956 090. The programme starts if there are enough students

Find out in te-toimisto (public employment and business services) about your possibility to study in a self-motivated integration education.