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Finnish and Swedish in Vaasa
Finland has two official languages: Finnish and Swedish. Both languages are spoken in schools, shops and workplaces in Vaasa.
You can study Finnish or Swedish either in integration training or independently. Integration training is provided for adult immigrants who are covered by the Integration Act. Integration training is intended for unemployed jobseekers. The training lasts about a year and is free of charge. Applications for integration training are made through the TE-services office.
You can also study Finnish or Swedish independently. You can apply for a course yourself and pay the course fee. The following educational institutions, among others, organise language courses:
You can ask for more information about language courses in Vaasa, free language teaching groups, as well as get advice about independent language learning from Welcome Office.
You can also study Finnish independently online:
Read more: Studying Finnish and Swedish
National certificates of language proficiency
You can take the national certificate of language proficiency in both Finnish and Swedish in Vaasa. You can check when and where you can take the national certificate on the website of the Finnish National Agency for Education.