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Training - 03.08.2022 klo 18.00

PAM's popular Opi Suomea - Learn Finnish classes are back

In PAM's Learn Finnish courses you learn not only Finnish but also about working life in Finland. Picture by Liisa Takala

PAM offers its members free Finnish language classes again in autumn 2022. The last day to apply is on 19 August.

In the Autumn of 2022 PAM offers members language training on three different levels. So, PAM has a class for you whether you are a complete beginner or already read and speak some Finnish, but want to learn more.

The course covers a wide range of matters - you learn the Finnish language but also about working life in Finland.

Classes run for 90 minutes once a week from Mid-September until mid-December. The beginner’s class (group 1) is on Wednesday evenings in Helsinki.

The classes for those who already know some Finnish are organised online on Tuesday evenings, so you can learn from anywhere.

“Previous Finnish courses, in which I have participated, have not been this interactive”

- John, participated in 2021

Go to courses below to apply. Application period is from 1 August to 19 August.

Group 1: Learn Finnish elementary course, Helsinki
Wednesdays, 14 september - 14 December at 16:00-17:30 in Helsinki

Group 2: Learn Finnish Elementary course continued
Tuesdays, 13 September - 20 December at 15.45-17.15 online

Group 3: Working Life Finnish (advanced)
Tuesdays, 13 September - 20 December at 17.30-19.00 online

Before classes begin, you need to take a test to determine your level on 5 September at 4 pm via Zoom.

Once the course is completed, you can get the credit entered into a national registry of completed studies if you want.

Text:: Hildur Boldt