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 for all immigrants living in Vantaa. They are free-of-charge and you don't have to enrol in advance. You can find these courses in many parts of Vantaa. The teaching language is usually Finnish. We also have groups for immigrants who can't read or write.

Courses in Autumn Term 2020

Orientation day for courses in the autumn term is on Thrusday 10 September 9–12 am. The orientation day is arranged at Vantaa Adult Education Institute (Lummetie 5, Tikkurila).

Schedule of courses in autumn 2020

For more information on Startti courses, send email: aivi.hamalainen@vantaa.fi

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.

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

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.