Suoraan sisältöön

Työväenopisto in short


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The Adult Education Centre of the City of Helsinki organizes evening, daytime and weekend courses for adults. We have a variety of classes with plenty of dates and times for you to choose from. There are also free lectures on various topics and specially designed courses for families and the elderly. The Centre has its own library, language laboratory (kielistudio) and open computer labs Aino and mikrotupa. Subjects taught are:

  • languages
  • cooking
  • arts
  • crafts
  • music
  • dance
  • sports
  • theatre
  • literature
  • social sciences
  • ICT
  • navigation
  • health and wellbeing 

The language of instruction can be Finnish, simple Finnish or a foreign language. Classes usually run once a week for 14 hours. Finnish courses run from 1 to 5 times a week for 24 hours. Courses are held in different areas around the city. Enrolment is continuous during our teaching terms.

All courses can be found at

Courses in different languages can be found at > Advanced search > Teaching language.

Registration for Finnish courses


You can get a certificate from the course. The certificate shows the total amount of hours during the course and the number of lessons where the student has participated.

Course payments   
After registering for a course, you will receive an invoice by email. The invoice includes a direct payment link that is active for 2 weeks. If the invoice is not paid through online banking, it is sent to the customer's home address after the course has started. 

Enrolment can be cancelled for free at least 7 days before the course begins.

Courses for immigrants are already 50 % of the normal course prices. Other discounts are not available, except training vouchers.