Basic Education Finnish courses

Basic Education in Helsingin aikuisopisto has offered beginners Finnish as a Second Language courses in the school year 2023-2024. The studies are part-time.

The courses are open to all adults living in Finland who wish to learn Finnish. You can start Finnish at level 0 with the course Suomi Yksi (1). Studying continues to the courses Suomi Kaksi (2) and Suomi Kolme (3). You must know how to write in the Latin alphabet when starting. Each course is 28 lessons.

Courses are available both in person and online. In person teaching takes place at Runeberginkatu 22-24, 00100 Helsinki. Online courses are taught on Zoom. The teacher will send a link by email before the start of the course to those enrolled.

Note! If you have already taken one of these courses in the Basic Education in Helsingin aikuisopisto, you cannot unfortunately take the same course again. We will check the enrolments before the course starts. You can ask for more information at the Basic Education Office. Unfortunately, you also need to live in Finland to participate in online courses.

Registration for courses

The course fee per course is 30,00 €. You have to enroll to and pay each course separately. The students purchase the textbook themselves. In the school year 2023-2024 the book was Suomen mestari 1, revised edition.

When there are courses available, you can register and pay for the course online. Registration is then redirected to the course online shop on Wilma. You can check the course content and lesson times by clicking on the course title in the course online shop. Select a course by clicking on the green + sign. Once you have selected all the courses you want, click on the shopping cart. You can then fill in the registration form and pay the courses.

A Finnish identity number and email address are required to sign up. If you do not have a Finnish identity number, you can register by email to Do not use someone else’s identity number to register! If you do not have an email address, you can register at the Basic Education office. You cannot participate in the online courses without an email address.

Payment and cancellation of courses

Please read the more detailed payment and cancellation policy here.

The courses can be paid online in a Finnish online bank or by invoice. The payment method will be chosen before filling in the application form. If you choose to pay by invoice, the school will send you the invoice by email. Please fill in the form carefully!

You will receive an email confirmation when your registration has been successfully received. If the course is full, you will remain in the queue. We will be in touch as soon as places become available.

You can cancel your registration one week before the start of the course at latest. If the course is less than one week away, your registration is binding. If there are not enough participants and the school has to cancel the course, we will refund the fees to the participants. We will confirm the starting of the course at latest three working days before the course is scheduled to start.

Beginners Finnish courses

See the schedule of courses below. You can also find more detailed course content and timetables in the course webshop.

Beginners Finnish courses in Basic Education of Helsingin aikuisopisto

There are no beginners Finnish courses in Basic Education of Helsingin aikuisopisto in the Autumn semester 2024. We will update the courses here when we are able to start them again.

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