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 Spring Term 2021

In 2021, the courses will start on 1 February. Because of the pandemic, we don’t have a separate registration day, but instead the teacher will register you on the course on the first day you attend the course. You can’t register in advance. If you need more information on the courses, send email to coordinating teacher, Aivi Hämäläinen aivi.hamalainen@vantaa.fi.


Schedule of courses in spring 2021

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: mikko.ekqvist@vantaa.fi.

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

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

email: kafnetti@vantaa.fi

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.