Courses for immigrants to study the finnish language and finnish culture at Lapua campus

Study term:  14.08.2017 — 15.06.2018, 42 academic weeks

The course aims at studying

  • persons who can speak Finnish just a little or not at all.

Objectives:

  • studying Finnish words (expanding essential vocabulary) and grammar (level В1.1)
  • developing and mastering language skills
  • acquaintance with Finnish society
  • help in planning further actions
  • students’ preparation to Finnish working society.

Content of the programme:

Finnish language and communicative skills

  •  vocabulary, grammar
  • Finnish cuisine
  • multicultural project
  • being good at computer technologies.

Working activities and social skills

  • general information of working activities
  • major types of Finnish society and their structure
  • Finnish culture
  • cultural identity and multicultural interaction.

In addition to:

 An individual plan for each person

  • an individual programme is developed for each person. It is based on individual data and needs and is worked out together with the student.
  • teaching is included in the programme of adaptation at a new place of dwelling.

Selection to study and admittance terms

  • application forms have to be sent directly to the Institute by 28.7.2017
  • application forms can be obtained at the Institute. The certificates of education and working activities are to be attached.
  • entrance exam is taking place in August, the 3-th, 2017. The exam consists of an interview and tests in Finnish. The applicants to enter the courses will be sent invitations to take an entrance exam.
  • final selection and admittance will be on August, the 4-th, 2017
  • the applicants must have a residence permit in Finland. Students must have got skills in reading and writing in Finnish
  • the applicant must contact the TE-toimisto when applying for training.

Costs

  • study costs 120 Euros /month; the whole course costs 1200 Euros.
  • during the school day there is a lunch at the institute.  The lunch costs 6 Euros/day.
  • there is an opportunity for 2 persons to share one and the same room. It is possible to reserve the room during a week from Monday till Friday. Accommodation costs 50 euros /week. The cost of accommodation includes breakfast and dinner.

Financing the studies

  • student also can get a financial support on the state’s behalf in case he/she meets standards, available to foreign students.
  • to get more detailed information, contact KELA, please.

Enquiries and application forms

Seurakuntaopisto, Lapua Christian Institute Campus

Siiriläntie 11- 13, 62100 Lapua

tel: (06) 433 9200, fax (06) 433 9220

e-mail: opintotoimisto.lapua@seurakuntaopisto.fi’

Application form in English

(Attention! Changes may occur. If the institute is to change the time of study, we shall let the students know before 10 days to start classes.)