Keys to Success
Program for Young Immigrants Living in Jyväskylä
Jyvälän Kansalaisopisto offers free of charge multicultural Finnish language and culture study program “Avaimet onnistumiseen” for young immigrants. This program is designed to help you to integrate in Finnish society by learning the language, by strengthening your knowledge and skills of life management and by getting better study and work opportunities for the future. Our topics of discussion relate to culture, social environment, health and happiness as well as matters of everyday and future life. Finnish language is taught according to your level of language in groups of 5 to 10 students. In addition we offer workshops with music, exercise, handicrafts, cooking and computer skills. We also make visits to nearby places in Jyväskylä. In addition to group hours we can offer time for private counseling and assistance. Our approach is gender and culture sensitive. When needed, we can adjust the program and schedule of studying according to your preferences.
— Long intensive course 20 hours a week 17.9.2018–29.3.2019, study hours from Monday to Friday between 9–14 – all topics described above
— Short course 18 hours a week 15.4.–20.6.2019, study hours from Monday to Thursday between 9–13.30 – Finnish lessons only
Where do we study?
Our headquarters Viitajyvä is in Viitaniemi, just a few kilometres away from downtown Jyväskylä and easily accessible by busses. See our address in the contact information below.
The program is funded by the Ministry of Education. It is free of charge for participants. If you are client of the Te-office (Employment office) and KELA, you can apply for extra financial assistance while studying at our program.
Who can apply and how?
The program is available for 17–29 year old immigrants who have a residence permit, who are unemployed and not enrolled in any other school or study program.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you got interested and want to come for a visit to get some more information and apply for the group. There is no formal application form to fill in but you can send us a short introduction of yourself by text message (see contact information below). And if you already know Finnish language, please try to use it as you contact us. We will then reply to you and invite you for an interview.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
040 588 2380
Jyvälän Kansalaisopisto /
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