The ability to understand and communicate in the language surrounding you is the key to integration. In Tampere region, there are several options to study Finnish in different institutions or via internet.
If you need help in identifying the right course and place or want to discuss the options, visit Tampere Immigrant Advice Centre. In addition to multi-lingual advisors who can help you, there is also specialised guidance on Finnish studies available weekly in English. Prior bookings are not needed for appointments, but check
Interpreters, interpretation and translation services
You are entitled to interpretation services when conducting important business with the authorities. The costs will be paid by the authority in question.
- If you are unable to speak Finnish or Swedish, or you cannot make yourself understood because of a disability or an illness, the authorities have the duty to organise interpretation and translation services in a matter initiated by the authority.You may for example need an interpreter for an initial assessment and drawing up of an integration plan. In these cases, booking an interpreter is the duty of the authority. However, the authorities do not always have a duty to provide an interpreter.
Source: www.lifeinfinland.fi(Ministry of the Interior with support from the European Social Fund in 2011.)
Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Tredea Juhlatalonkatu 5 33100 Tampere Finland www.tredea.fi