Institute of Adult Education in Helsinki

Töölöntullinkatu 8
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The Institute of Adult Education in Helsinki organises introductory, basic (A1.1-A1.3), intermediate (B1-B2) and advanced (C1-C2) Finnish language courses The introductory level courses are reading and writing courses for those who would like to learn how to read and write in the Latin alphabet. The level classifications of other courses (A1.1-C2) are based on the Common European Framework (CEF). The courses are held at the Institute of Adult Education in Helsinki, which is located in Taka-Töölö (Tullinpuomi). You can reach the institute on trams 4 and 10, as well as on several buses that run through Tullinpuomi. The courses are open to all those interested in studying Finnish. The courses are held during the day, in the evening and at weekends. Some of them are intensive courses. The courses are mainly taught in Finnish, but some courses may, if necessary, use an auxiliary language, such as English or Russian. The institute also holds examinations for the National Certificate of Language Proficiency (intermediate level) as well as practice courses for the examinations. You can flexibly apply for the courses throughout the year. However, no courses are held in the summer between Midsummer’s Eve and mid-August. You can apply online or at the institute’s office. In addition, we organise labour market training aimed at integrating immigrants. You can apply for this training through an Employment and Economic Development Office (TE-toimisto).

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