Finnish and Swedish in Espoo
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Through the Finnishcourses.fi service, you can look for a Finnish course that suits you in Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo or Kauniainen. In Espoo, Finnish and Swedish courses are held by, for example, Omnia, Espoo Adult Education Centre, Aalto University Open University, Espoo Upper Secondary School for Adults, Luksia and Axxell.
Have a discussion in Finnish
Language cafés are organised in libraries in Espoo where you can practise speaking Finnish. Discussions take place in Finnish at Language Cafés so it would be good if you already know some Finnish. Language cafés are free of charge. Language cafés: Entresse Library, Iso Omena Library, Kivenlahti Library, Sello Library and Tapiola Library.
The international meeting place Trapesa offers you a chance to participate in a Finnish discussion and learning group. The group is free of charge and open to everyone.
Address: Kirkkojärventie 11, asemasilta Espoon keskus.
Let’s Read Together for women
Espoo also organises Let’s Read Together groups, where women can study Finnish.
Kivenkolo Community Centre
You can also hone your Finnish skills in Kivenkolo Community Centre in Espoonlahti. Kivenkolo hosts various recreational activities.
If you are a customer of the Employment and Economic Development Office, you can ask about Finnish and Swedish courses there.
Read more: Studying Finnish
National Certificate of Language Proficiency
Espoo provides the opportunity to obtain the National Certificate of Language Proficiency (yleinen kielitutkinto) in Finnish or Swedish. In Espoo, the certificate exams are held by Axxell, Luksia and Omnia.
The website of the Finnish National Agency for Education (Opetushallitus) features a search engine for certificate exams. You can use it to check where and when you can obtain the certificate.
Read more: Official certificate of language proficiency