Intensive Summer Course in Finnish Language and Culture: June 24 – July 12 2013

The joy of learning in the most beautiful part of Finland!
Come and enjoy the international atmosphere, study Finnish language and get to know the Finnish way of life in the intensive course of the Summer University of Jyväskylä.
There are three highly professional and dedicated teachers. Also there are two leisure time coordinators with whom the students:

  • Take trips to Finnish nature, visit open-air dances and concerts
  • Sit around a campfire and have a sauna
  • And have fun time together

Every year approximately 40 people from 20 different countries participate in the course. The youngest students have been 17 years old and the oldest over 70 years old.


The course consists of five contact teaching lessons during week-days (5 x 45 minutes), total of 80 lessons, 6 ECTS. The lessons will be given mainly in Finnish, but English will be used if necessary. The size of the group is about 15 students.

There will also be a possibility of additional teaching lessons for extra fee. These classes are taught by the teachers of the intensive course.


The course is aimed at everyone over the age of 17 and who is interested in Finnish language and culture. No other qualifications are required. We offer instruction in Finnish for both beginners and advanced students, as well as experienced students (A1-C2).


We also organize versatile recreational activities and experiences evenings and weekends. Part of the programme is free of charge. Students get to know Finnish nature, culture and customs in an authentic environment.

There will also be an urban arts festival in Jyväskylä in June. Please see the website:


The course will take place in Jyväskylä, at Salmia Training and De-velopment Centre on the shore of lake Päijänne. Salmia also offers a choice of accommodation for extra charge. Further information

Deadline for room reservation is May 14.


The course fee is 595 € (course materials included)


Please sign up for the course by 14th of May. You can register by phone, email or filling a registration form at

Applicants are accepted for the course in the order of registration.

Summer University of Jyväskylä

P.O.Box 35

FIN-40014 University of Jyväskylä, FINLAND

Email: Phone: +358 44 760 3720