FINNISH LANGUAGE COURSES for stay-at-home parents

  • These courses are suitable for you if
  • • you live in Helsinki
  • • you take care of your child at home
  • • your child is under 3 years old
  • • you would like to learn Finnish


You may take your children under 3 years old with you, a qualified nanny will look after your children whilst you attend your lesson.

The courses and the childcare service are both free of charge. There are four different levels of courses:

Reading and writing skills – 2.5 hours, twice a week

Beginners’ course – 2.5 hours, twice a week

Advanced course – 2.5 hours, twice a week

Intensive course – 2.5 hours, four times a week

All applicants’ Finnish skills will be assessed before the courses start. The appropriate course level is determined according to these test results.


The courses are organized by Stadin aikuisopisto

The courses take place in different locations in Helsinki. They started in January 2017. You can still start the course if there is space.


If you have further questions, please contact or 040 847 8212 (Tuesdays and Thursdays between 14:00-16:00).


You can find information about other Finnish courses here.

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