Finnish language and culture studies for immigrants 24.8.2020-4.6.2021
Haapavesi Folk High School organizes Finnish language and culture courses for immigrants. The goal of the courses is to improve immigrant´s knowledge about Finnish language, society and culture.
The courses are meant for all the immigrants regardless of their backgrounds, mother tongue and Finnish language skills. The starting level of a student´s Finnish language skills are measured in the beginning of the course with an interview and a starting exam if needed. Former Finnish language skills are not needed.
The course brings students to a language skill level A2-B1 in accordance with Common European
framework of reference for languages . During the course a student gets knowledge and skills needed in everyday life in Finnish society.
Requirements for the course are the minimum age of 16, basic reading and writing skills and the knowledge of Latin alphabet.
Content of the course
The course is considered as full-time studies. A study week consists of approx. 25 contact lessons. There is also a few weeks working life period included in studies. During the period students have possibility to familiarize him/herself with Finnish working life and working culture, to practice Finnish language skills and to develop necessary working life competence.
Themes of the course are among others:
Finnish language and culture
Educational and working life competence
During the studies an individual study plan is made for all students from the basis of the starting assessment. After the course a student gets a certificate about his/her level of Finnish language skills.
Study fees and accommodation
Study fees are following:
- Teaching + all inclusive (accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, ) 80 € / week
- Teaching + accommodation 60 € /week
- Teaching + lunch 50 € / week
- Teaching 30 € /week
By the agreement of Public employment and business services (TE-toimisto) the Finnish language and culture studies can be accepted as integration training for immigrants. The integration plan must be made at the office of Public employment and business services before attending the course.
In the beginning of the course you can also apply for a specific study grant to lower the costs of the studies.
There is a continuous applying to the course. Information about the student selections is delivered by phone and letter. The maximum number of the participants for a course is 20 students. Free study positions can be inquired throughout the year.
Haapavesi Folk High School suspends the rights to make changes to the study plans presented above.
Anne Pentinlehto: anne.pentinlehto(at)haapop.fi, 040 868 2741