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Suomen ja ruotsin kieli Espoossa

Finnish and Swedish in Espoo

Language courses

Through the finnishcourses.fi service, you can find the Finnish course that suits you best in Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo or Kauniainen. In Espoo, Finnish and Swedish courses are held by Espoo Adult Education Centre, Espoo Upper Secondary School for Adults, Luksia and Axxell.

linkkiFinnishcourses.fi:
Finnish and Swedish coursesFinnish | English | Russian

Have a discussion in Finnish

Language cafés are organised in libraries in Espoo where you can practise speaking Finnish. Discussions take place in Finnish at Language Cafés so it would be good if you already know some Finnish. Language cafés are free of charge. Language cafés: Entresse Library, Iso Omena Library, Kivenlahti Library, Sello Library and Tapiola Library.

linkkiHelmet libraries:
Language CafésFinnish | English | Russian

The international meeting place Trapesa offers you a chance to participate in a Finnish discussion and learning group. The group is free of charge and open to everyone.

Address: Kirkkojärventie 11, asemasilta Espoon keskus.

linkkiInternational meeting place Trapesa:
Finnish discussion groupFinnish

Let’s Read Together for women

Espoo also organises Let’s Read Together groups, where women can study Finnish. The groups meet in Espoon keskus, Leppävaara, Matinkylä and Soukka once a week.

linkkiLet's Read Together:
Finnish for womenFinnish

Kivenkolo Community Centre

You can also hone your Finnish skills in Kivenkolo Community Centre in Espoonlahti. Kivenkolo hosts various recreational activities.

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Kivenkolo Community centreFinnish | Swedish | English

If you are a customer of the Employment and Economic Development Office, you can ask about Finnish and Swedish courses there.

Read more: Studying Finnish and Swedish

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Finnish and Swedish coursesFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Adult education centreFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Upper secondary school for adultsFinnish

linkkiLuksia:
Finnish and Swedish coursesFinnish | English

linkkiAxxell:
Finnish and Swedish coursesFinnish | Swedish

National Certificate of Language Proficiency

Espoo provides the opportunity to obtain the National Certificate of Language Proficiency (yleinen kielitutkinto) in Finnish or Swedish. In Espoo, the certificate exams are held by Axxell and Espoo Adult Education Centre.

The website of the Finnish National Board of Education (Opetushallitus) features a search engine for certificate exams. You can use it to check where and when you can obtain the certificate.

Read more: Official certificate of language proficiency

linkkiFinnish National Board of Education:
Degree searchFinnish

linkkiFinnish National Board of Education:
National Certificates of Language ProficiencyFinnish | Swedish | English