Winter courses

Intensive winter course in Finnish language and culture in Jyväskylä

40 teaching hours in Finnish language, and approximately 15 hours of cultural program.

Get to know Finnish language and lifestyle in an international atmosphere on the Intensive Winter Course organized by the Summer University of Jyväskylä!

The course is aimed at anyone over the age of 18 from anywhere in the world, who is interested in learning about Finnish language and culture. Language teaching is organized in skill level groups ranging from little skills to upper intermediate (A1-B2).

The course has professional and highly motivated language teachers. Our staff is committed to making sure that you get the most out of your course in an inspiring atmosphere.

Language lessons take place during the day. Alongside official lessons our free time program organizes trips to nature, sightseeing and getting to know the Finnish way of life through various activities. During this course our students get to go on a diverse and intensive journey into Finnish language and culture.


The intensive course in Finnish language and culture Winter 2025 will be organized January 27th - February 5th. The timetable will be published in September 2024.


The price will be published in September 2024.

Course fee does not include accommodation.


Registration for different starting level groups will open September 2024.
After we have get your application, we will go it through and define your language skills level. If we get enough participants for your language level group, we will accept you to the course and send the invoice to you.


The course is aimed for anyone over the age of 18 from anywhere in the world, who is interested in learning Finnish language. Participants will be divided into groups according to their Finnish skill level. We require prior Finnish studies for the Winter course (see this years minimum requirements on the registration page). If you have never participated on a Finnish course or studied Finnish independently, we recommend participating on our summer course instead.

Feel free to read more about our Finnish courses here and don't hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.

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