Swedish language education

Helsinki 13.11.2023-29.8.2024

Monday -Thursday 10.00 – 15.00 in-class education (20 lessons/ week)
at Arcada, Jan-Magnus Janssonin aukio 1, Helsinki

This course will prepare students for professional education studies and work in Swedish in Finland, especially within the social and health care sector in the Helsinki region. After the language course, participants will have a test for B1 Swedish and an aptitude test, in order to start a professional education program.

The course includes

  • 31 weeks (8 months) of language education incl lunch
  • 4 weeks of language practice at Folkhälsan units, and/or at other social and health care units in the Helsinki region
  • Christmas break 22.12.23- 7.1.2024
  • Sport vacations 19.2-23.2.2024
  • Summer break 17.6. – 9.8.2024

Prerequirements: No earlier knowledge of Swedish is required, but as the pace is intensive the students are expected to study actively also between classes.

Aim: Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
A language test for students interested in professional education, and an aptitude test, will be offered at the end of the course at the vocational institute Prakticum .

Price: This course is subsidized, and therefore no study fee is required. 

Deadline for applications: 1.11.2023. Applicants will be called to an individual interview before admission.

This course is offered with support from The Ministry of Education and Culture .