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Basic education in English

In basic education in English, also known as English-medium, or English-taught education, all teaching is in English, despite the compulsory Finnish language and literature classes, which are taught in Finnish. A school applicant should have good knowledge of English, but no prior Finnish skills are required when applying to grades 1-7.

What is basic education in English like?

The learning outcomes and core contents in the English-medium basic education are the same as in Finnish-medium basic education. In Ressu Comprehensive School, the English-medium basic education is based on the IB (International Baccalaureate) framework.

How to apply to basic education in English?

Learn more about the admissions on the Admissions to education in different languages page.

Which schools offer basic education in English in Helsinki?

See list of schools in Helsinki that offer basic education in English below. Learn more about the schools and their English-medium basic education on their websites:

Grades 1-6

Maunula Primary School

Maunula Primary School website
Maunula Primary School on the Service Map


Grades 1-9

Ressu Comprehensive School

Ressu Comprehensive School website
Ressun peruskoulu on the Service Map


Grades 7-9

Maunula Secondary School

Maunula Secondary School website
Maunula Secondary School on the Service Map

Kulosaari Secondary School

Kulosaari Secondary School website
Kulosaari Secondary School on the Service Map


For further information and enquiries, please contact: 


Education Division Customer Service / Service Guidance

Telephone: +358 9 310 44986 Mon–Fri 10 am–12 noon and 1–3 pm.

English-language and Bilingual education

Education coordinator Elena Silverang
eduguidance@hel.fi
+358 9 310 28393




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