Edited: 06.09.2019 - 14:03
Learn Finnish at PAM in Helsinki! - Application for fall courses has ended
"Learn Finnish" is a course where the aim is for the participant to learn how to use Finnish at work and in everyday life. The course participants will also familiarize themselves with the rules and customs of Finnish working life.
If you work as a cleaner, in a restaurant or a store, you can join PAM. When you are a member of PAM, you can apply to available Finnish language and culture courses. During the course, you will learn the Finnish language and more about Finnish culture and unions. At the end of the course you will recieve a diploma, where it is stated what you have studied.
Finnish courses start in the spring time and fall. The application should be done before the course starts.
Next spring we have three groups in Helsinki. Groups are divided according to the participants' level of understanding of Finnish and the groups begin in January.
The courses lasts for 15 weeks and there are classes each week at the same time. Groups also have a joint last class.
Application for fall 2019 courses has ended - information about spring 2020 will be posted here in December
Application starts 15th of June and ends 19th of August. Apply through PAM course calendar www.pam.fi/kurssikalenteri
You can also sign in HERE with your own information, search for the course and apply. There are two forms for the same course, one is in finnish and one in english, you only need to fill out one application. You will recieve information about selections for the course by 23rd of August.
Courses start 3rd of September at 4pm with a level test in Helsinki. First time level test isabsolutely mandatory so that we can sign you to a group based on your finnish skill level.
Here are the groups:
Group 1: Opin suomea – alkeet (beginner)
Tuesdays 3pm-4.30 pm
Ryhmä 2. Puhun suomea – keskitaso (middlevel)
Tuesdays 4.30pm – 6pm.
Ryhmä 3. Luen ja kirjoitan suomea – edistyneet (advanced)
Wednesdays 4pm to 5.30pm
Each group will have about 10-15 students.
Groups meet every week at the same time and the last time is on Tuesday 10th of December at 4pm together with all three groups where you will receive diplomas for the course.
Apply for PAM courses through PAM's Course calendar!
Sign in with your own information (membership number, birthdate, last name) - no passwords are needed!
Search course "Opi suomea" and ILMOITTAUDU / APPLY
Here is a flyer in finnish.
If you are interested or have more questions about PAM*s Finnish courses you can contact our course secretary by emailing kurssisihteeri(at)pam.fi.