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Soon you'll have the the opportunity to explore next fall's course offerings
 

Soon you'll have the the opportunity to explore next fall's course offerings
 

Soon you'll have the the opportunity to explore next fall's course offerings
 

Soon you'll have the the opportunity to explore next fall's course offerings
 

Registrations will start either before the summer holidays or in August depending on the education centre.
 
The autumn course offerings of Helsinki, Espoo, and Vantaa adult education centers will soon be revealed. There will be a wide range of options and enjoyable activities available throughout the metropolitan area and online. Some of the most popular courses fill up quickly, but it's always worth joining the waiting list.

New courses at Vantaa Adult Education Centre will be announced on Monday, May 3. Registration for all subject areas begins on Monday, May 13, at 1 PM. Registration can be done online or by calling 09 8392 4342.

Registration for the academic year 2024–2025 at Espoo Adult Education Centre will begin staggered from June 3 to June 5, 2024, as follows:
  • Monday, June 3, at 12:30 PM: arts, music, literature and drama, handcraft, and open university.
  • Tuesday, June 4, at 12:30 PM: physical education, health and well-being, home and gardening, and domestic science.
  • Wednesday, June 5, at 12:30 PM: languages, Finnish language, people, society and culture, housing and construction, nature, environment, technology and traffic, communication, information technology, media, and the university for the elderly.
Registration for the new courses at Esbo arbis begins on Monday, June 3 at 10.00 am.

The autumn course offerings of Helsinki Adult Education Centre will be published on Monday, June 3, 2024, and Helsingfors Arbis on Monday, June 10, 2024. Registrations will begin staggered from August 12 to 14 at 10 AM online, by phone, and at the customer service points of the adult education center.
  • Monday, August 12: arts, Information technology, media, physical education, health and well-being
  • Tuesday, August 13: people, society and culture, domestic science, handcraft, literature and drama, native language, music, nature and environment, technology and traffic
  • Wednesday, August 14: Languages, Finnish as a second language (S2)
Also, remember that new courses are continuously being offered, so it's worth checking Ilmonet throughout the semester!
 
Published May 6, 2024

The spring is almost here - new courses are starting all the time

The spring is almost here - new courses are starting all the time

The spring is almost here - new courses are starting all the time

The spring is almost here - new courses are starting all the time

Spring is a wonderful time for new hobbies and studying.

Many long courses are already coming to end, but the adult education centres are far from closing their doors for summer. Spring is the time for short and intensive courses even on subjects that usually almost only have long courses.

Now is a good time to try how it would feel to study a language. Or would you be more interested in cooking or handicrafts? Gardening, photography, and courses about the outdoors are especially inspiring at this time of the year. The courses bring information, many good pieces of advice and most of all joy to your spring!

What kind of course would get you all exited this spring?

Welcome to the courses!

Published April 11, 2024

Develop yourself and study languages

Develop yourself and study languages

Develop yourself and study languages

Develop yourself and study languages

Choose from a great selection of languages

Do you want to learn a new language or review your old skills? You can study over 25 different languages such as Swedish, Spanish, German, Italian, Greek, English, and Japanese.

You can utilize your language skills, for example, in travel, in the workplace, or in hobbies. In our courses, you will learn practical language skills in a versatile manner in a group. Oral proficiency develops by speaking with others, and there's no need to fear making mistakes.

There are courses available that progress both calmly and briskly from beginner to advanced levels. You can choose thematic short and intensive courses or courses that last the whole semester, meeting once a week, as well as online courses.

Study in English

You can also study on several courses in English, while simultaneously learning and strengthening your language skills. There are several courses available, such as first aid, entrepreneurship, photography, dance, accounting, exercise, languages, knitting, and cooking.

Learn Finnish in various ways

You can learn Finnish in various ways, such as Finnish as a second language courses, through singing, or in courses for parents at home. At the same time, you will become acquainted with Finnish culture and society.

The goal is to provide you with fluent and functional language skills that give you sufficient oral and written abilities to cope with everyday life. Language skills are the key to further studies or to the working world, as well as to living in Finnish society in general.

Warmly welcome aboard!

Published February 26, 2024

Highlighting knowhow – what is a study credit course?

Highlighting knowhow – what is a study credit course?

Highlighting knowhow – what is a study credit course?

Highlighting knowhow – what is a study credit course?


Learning takes place in all adult education center's courses. Traditionally, adult education center has only given course-participation certificates without no grading of what has been learned. Present society is, however, based on lifelong learning, and to make knowhow visible, it has been deemed to be necessary to also recognize educational qualifications acquired in adult education center’s courses.

 

Adult education center’s operations continue as before: everybody can enroll on the courses they desire and themselves decide on the goal-orientedness of their participation. Some of the courses will never turn into study-credit courses. The freedom of adult education center’s studies will remain in the future as well.

What does competence-based learning mean in adult education center's courses?

Traditionally, competence has not been assessed in our courses. Recognizing competence in study credit courses means that these courses have clearly stated goals, evaluation methods and criteria according to which the teacher evaluates the students who want to receive study credits from the course. Not all students of the course automatically receive study credits.

You do not have to aim for study credits

Anybody can enroll in a study credit course, but you don’t have to do any study credits. Students that aim for study credits and those who do not may participate in the same course. Common to all the participants is, however, that the course teaches all the issues specified in the learning goals. Also such skills that the course description states the students must master before attending the course apply to all the students. These skills will not be taught to any of the students during the course.

If you do not wish to collect study credits but are interested in more goal-oriented studying, you are welcome to participate in the course. At the beginning of the course, all participants can still decide whether they want to aim for study credits or not. You have to give an official consent aim for credits, but you can cancel your consent during the course if you change your mind.

You can find all study credit courses on Ilmonet by searching with the keyword study credit course or by selecting the category study credit course.

Welcome to gather study credits!

Published January 17, 2024