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Optional language studies

Studies in an optional A2 language begin in the 4th grade and continue until the end of the 9th grade. The A2 languages available in Helsinki are English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Swedish, German and Russian. The pupils will be able to reach the same proficiency level in the A2 language as in the A1 language by the end of the 9th grade.

The A2 language is studied 2–3 hours in a week, according to the school-specific lesson distribution presented in the school curriculum. In grades 7–9 the A2 language is studied either in extra lessons or as an optional subject.

The studies in an optional B2 language begin in the 8th grade, with the exception of Latin, the studies of which will begin in the 7th grade. Optional languages available in Helsinki schools are Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Latin, French, German and Russian. The B2 language is studied according to the school-specific lesson distribution presented in the school curriculum.

Latin can be studied as a B2 language at Helsinki Normal Lyceum, Herttoniemi Coeducational School, Suutarinkylä Comprehensive School and Töölö Coeducational School. The studies are applied for via an aptitude test held in January.

The language selection of each school is available in the guide on comprehensive education in Helsinki and on the school webpages. Further information on language studies and instruction, as well as the hours studied in schools can be requested from the schools.

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