Where can I learn Finnish?
You can study Finnish in Vantaa and elsewhere in the Capital Region in many places. Some of the courses are free-of-charge, while others have course fees.
Startti – Finnish Courses for Immigrants in Vantaa
Startti-courses are free of charge Finnish language courses for all immigrants who live in Vantaa. You don’t need to register for the courses in advance, you can just come to the course. We have courses all around Vantaa, so check check the locations from the course list. Teaching language is usually Finnish. We also have study groups for immigrants, who can’t read or write.
Courses in Summer 2021
Finnish language course for beginners from level A1.1 ONLINE 7.6.–24.6.2021.
The course is on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 13–15.30
The course is free of charge.
You can take part on the course if you live in Vantaa. We will check your official address.
Students must buy the course book ”Ahaa! 1” (Laura Tikkanen & Noora Tähtinen, Otava).
- Register for the Finnish online course A1.1
ABC-course for the illiterate OUTDOOR COURSE 7.6.–24.6.2021
The course is on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10–12.30
If it rains, the lessons are in a class room
On the course there is a seat for only 10 students and you can register directly to the teacher.
The meeting place is the yard of Vantaan Opistotalo at Lummetie 5, Tikkurila
If you need more information on the courses, send email to coordinating teacher, Aivi Hämäläinen email@example.com.
Vantaa Adult Education Institute's Finnish Language Courses
At Vantaa Adult Education Institute, you can take part in Finnish courses, which have a small course fee. There are several skill levels and the courses are held in various locations in Vantaa. You can find more information on the courses on the Ilmonet service.
Further information: Mikko Ekqvist, tel. 09 8392 3039, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about studying Finnish at Vantaan aikuisopisto, you can come and meet our study councelors at Opistotalo (Lummetie 5, Tikkurila) on Wednesdays at 13.00-15.00 or you can contact them by phone at 043 8250 070.
Silkinportti Activity Center
You can participate in Finnish-language courses held at Silkinportti Activity Center, in Tikkurila. Silkinportti also offers lots of other activities and services for immigrants.
Kafnetti is a meeting place in Koivukylä. It also arranges Finnish-language courses where you can take part for free.
Address: Rautkallionkatu 3, 01360 Vantaa
Tel. 09 8393 0965
Language courses for job-seekers
If you are looking for work, you may be entitled to free-of-charge Finnish-language instruction via the TE office (Employment and Economic Development Office). For more information, contact Vantaa's TE Office directly.
Help with other issues
Immigrants' own webpages contain information on many other issues that are important to immigrants.