Finnish Courses for Immigrants in Helsinki area

Study opportunities and education for immigrants

As a Christian in Finland

Learn Finnish language, culture and the Bible in a friendly atmosphere. You will be encouraged to speak Finnish and we promise that you will find your new identity in your new home-country.

Students in a classroom

Intensive Finnish Course

In our intensive summer courses you will study the Finnish language in everyday situations. You will do a lot of conversation exercises and learn vocabulary and grammar. You can also repeat what you already know. There are no pre-entry level requirements for the courses.

Finnish Intensive Language course students


In the Finnish Certificate of National Language Proficiency (YKI) training course you study Finnish Intensively and diversely for three months. You learn the language by listening. You do lots of grammar exercises. You discuss matters of interest in Finnish. You learn to write Finnish. Different text will no longer scare you. By completing the course you will cope better with the YKI test and you can apply for Finnish citizenship.

YKI students in a classroom

Path to Work

The Path to Work course is an another opportunity for an unemployed immigrant whose integration period is finished. The education is for unemployed part-time students which do not prevent them from receiving full-time work or doing TE services business.

Path to Work students
Suomen Raamattuopisto rakennus

Finnish Bible Institute

The Finnish Bible institute is an independent Christian organization committed to the Bible and Lutheran recognition. Our purpose is to proclaim the gospel, teach the Bible, provide people with a spiritual home, and to support missionary work. We are located in Kauniainen, in the heart of the Helsinki metropolitan area. The Finnish Bible Institute offers many short courses and events, longer training courses mainly for young people and language and culture courses for immigrants

How to learn Finnish? Here's what our students say.

Celebration in the classroom for the YKI students

Spring 2023 YKI-training ends

April 6, 2023

On Friday March 31, we celebrated the finishing of Spring 2023 YKI-training. The course lasted for three months. In the celebration we had speeches by principal Marja-Kaarina Marttila, by teachers and by students.

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Finnish Course Students In Recycling Centre

Visit to the recycling center

March 29, 2023

The environmental issues and recycling are part of the curriculum. This week, we learned Finnish vocabulary on environment, natural conservation, recycling and related topics.

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Finnish Course Students In Library In Pasila

Multilingual library in Pasila

March 22, 2023

Occasionally Finnish language studies have a brief break and we make some field trips in Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa.

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Finnish Course Students Skiing

Little sport break while learning Finnish: Try skiing!

March 15, 2023

While intensively learning Finnish language inside the class, it might be fun to have a short break.

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Finnish Culture Shrove Tuesday

Finnish Culture and Outdoor Activities: Shrove Tuesday

March 7, 2023

The 40 days lent before Easter started by Shrove Tuesday (in Finnish: “laskiainen”) on 21 February.

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Christmas Songs And Carols In Multiple Languages

Little Christmas celebration

December 23, 2022

On Wednesday 23 November the Finnish language courses YKI-training and As A Christian In Finland had a joined little Christmas celebration.

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Students At The Studia Exhibition

What to do after Finnish language course?

December 16, 2022

The aim of the Finnish language and integration courses is naturally to be able to continue studies or working life in Finland. Sometimes that might require new studies.

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Yki Course Graduation Day

Autumn YKI-course ends

December 8, 2022

On Friday November 25 we celebrated the graduation and finishing of our three months long YKI-course

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Finnish Course Main Hall Parliament Building

The Finnish parliament

November 24, 2022

On Wednesday 16 November our Finnish language and integration courses visited the Finnish parliament. This visit was the last part of our course part about Finnish society. In this course, besides the language, we learn about Finnish society and how to integrate and participate in it.

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Traditional Rawandan Dancing

Day to celebrate cultures

November 17, 2022

In our Finnish language and integration courses, As A Christian in Finland and YKI-training, we have people from all continents and all around the world. This day gives us the possibility to learn about our different cultures and brings the Finnish and immigrant students together.

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