Finnishcourses.fi provides information on Finnish language courses for immigrants in Finnish, English and Russian. The service has information on courses offered by more than 20 training providers.
You can take part in POLKU or BAANA training if you want to study Finnish and learn a profession at the same time.
You can apply for these courses if you care for a child aged 6 months to 3 years at home. While you are studying Finnish, a nanny will take care of your child near the course location.
The Finnish Adult Education Centre of the City of Helsinki (Helsingin työväenopisto) organises Finnish courses for people whose native language is not Finnish. On these courses, students learn speaking, listening, reading comprehension and writing skills.
At the Helmet Libraries’ Language Cafés (kielikahvilat), you can practise your Finnish or Swedish in a relaxed atmosphere.
On the Helmet.fi website, you can also study Finnish on online courses (verkkokurssit).
Finnish is taught at daycare centres, comprehensive schools, general upper secondary schools and vocational schools.