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Suomen ja ruotsin kieli Tampereella

Finnish and Swedish language in Tampere

Published14.04.2022

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This page contains information about studying Finnish in Tampere. Other important information on the subject can be found on the page Finnish and Swedish language .

Finland has two official languages: Finnish and Swedish In Tampere, the majority of people speak Finnish as their native language. The language courses arranged for immigrants primarily teach Finnish. Proficiency in the Finnish language helps people to get better integrated in society and its workings.

Opportunities for studying Finnish

Finnish-language education for immigrants is provided either as integration training or independent studies.

Integration training is organised for adult immigrants who are covered by the Integration Act. The integration training involves beginning Finnish-language studies and familiarising oneself with Finnish society and working life. The training is usually arranged as labour market training intended for unemployed job seekers. The training takes about a year and is free of charge. You can apply for integration training through the Pirkanmaa TE Office.

It is also possible to study Finnish independently. You can apply for a course and pay the course fee yourself. Independent Finnish-language courses are organised by the following educational institutions, for example:

Tampere Adult Education Centre (TAKK)
Summer University of Tampere
Tampere Vocational College Tredu

Finnish language courses are also organised by:

Ahjola Adult Education Centre
Adult Education Centre of Tampere Region
Pirkan opisto
Sastamala Community College
Finnish Red Cross, Tampere unit, Tampuri
University Women, the Let's Read Together network
Tampere Evangelical Lutheran Parish
Tampere Pentacostal Church
Tampere United Methodist Church
YWCA of Tampere

Private language schools and service providers:

AAC Global
IWG-instituutti Oy
Onnenkieli Oy

The course search at Finnishcourses.fi can be used to locate Finnish-language courses arranged in the Tampere region.

Read more: Studying Finnish and Swedish

Link redirects to another websiteTAKK - Tampere Adult Education Centre

Education and training for immigrants

Link redirects to another websiteSummer University of Tampere

Finnish courses

Link redirects to another websiteTampere Vocational College Tredu

Finnish courses

Link redirects to another websiteAhjola Adult Education Centre

Finnish courses

Link redirects to another websiteAdult Education Centre of Tampere Region

Finnish courses

Link redirects to another websitePirkan opisto

Finnish courses

Link redirects to another websiteSastamala Community College

Finnish courses

Link redirects to another websiteFinnish Red Cross

Finnish courses

Link redirects to another websiteTampere Evangelical Lutheran Parish

Finnish language courses

Link redirects to another websiteTampere Pentecostal Church

International activities

Link redirects to another websiteTampere United Methodist Church

Finnish courses

Link redirects to another websiteThe Let's Read Together network

Finnish-language education for women

Link redirects to another websiteIWG-instituutti Oy

Language education

Link redirects to another websiteOnnenkieli Oy

Language education

Language studies online

The website of the University of Tampere Language Centre features a Self Access Centre, which you can use to practise a variety of languages, including Finnish.

The kotisuomessa.fi online service maintained by the Finnish National Board of Education is targeted at immigrants who wish to learn Finnish or Swedish.

WordDive provides a wide range of self-study language courses on the Internet. These give you a quick start and enable you to learn new languages easily. WordDive combines well with other forms of study.

Read more: Finnish online

Link redirects to another websiteLanguage Centre of the University of Tampere

Independent study of languages online

Link redirects to another websiteFinnish National Board of Education

Finnish and Swedish studies online

Tea and Finnish language – practice Finnish at the library's Language Café

The Language Café organised by the Tampere City Library is an open discussion group where you can practise speaking Finnish. It helps and encourages participants to speak Finnish. The Language Café is suitable for both immigrants and native speakers of Finnish. Participation is free of charge.

Link redirects to another websiteTampere City Library

Language Café at the library

More information on courses and training

You can ask for more information about Finnish-language courses in Tampere and receive guidance for independent language studies from the Migration Info Centre.

The course search at Finnishcourses.fi can be used to locate Finnish-language courses arranged in the Tampere region.

Multilingual Info Mainio
Rautatienkatu 10, 1.krs.
33100 Tampere

Link redirects to another websiteMultilingual info Mainio

Advice for immigrants