Language support and studies
During the project a person with language skills could register to Welcome to Pyhäjoki! Project as a language support volunteer. Now you can do it by contacting directly your own association or hobby group, or by contacting Municipality Hall´s Info Desk.
A person acting as a language support knows Finnish and one or more other languages. The language support volunteer can be asked to help for example in events or when getting to know a new hobby. This is to assure that the important things are fully understood by both parties. The volunteer gets to exercise his or her language skills and joy from helping others. It is also a great way to get to know new people.
If you are interested in acting as a language support volunteer or need a support to help you out, please do contact us - or register yourself as a Language Support Volunteer!
After the project Language Support vests can be lent for free from Municipality´s Info desk (Kuntatie 1).
People from outside Finland move to Pyhäjoki, too. Many of them speak several languages, which some Pyhäjoki residents might be willing to learn. On the other hand, people in Pyhäjoki are also well versed in languages, and immigrants in Finland want to learn the Finnish language. In addition to official language courses, there is a need for opportunities to use languages in other situations as well. There is also special vocabulary that cannot be found from any formal language courses.
This is why the Welcome to Pyhäjoki! project developed and launched Tandem language learning opportunities. In Tandem learning, two language learners learn one or more languages from each other. This type of learning is free and can be started any time, as long as you can arrange a common schedule.
The project provided some workshop-like starting information for new Tandem students and helped language learners to agree on common goals and rules.
Furthermore, the project surveyed whether there is a need for more intensive language courses or language café activities and aims to organise language support for various events.
Thanks to the projects initiative Let´s Read Together activities where started in Pyhäjoki library in spring 2022, and they still operate on Tuesdays at 6-8PM in the library. Feel free to pop-by whenever you can!
If you are interested in learning languages, do contact Raahe Adult Education Centre or ask for further tips in Municipality Hall´s Info Desk.
Welcome to activate your language skills!
PS. Languages can also be studied for free online. Plenty of free applications are available, too.
Other languages vía Finnish for example with the YLE course materials: https://yle.fi/aihe/oppiminen/kielet
YLE´s new Kielikoulu language school application also helps learning Finnish!
Finnish courses (also) vía other languages: https://www.infofinland.fi/fi/elama-suomessa/suomen-ja-ruotsin-kieli/suomen-kielta-internetissa
Project Manager Katinka Käyhkö
Project Coordinator Tanja Ryymin
Visiting address: Kuntatie 1, 86100 Pyhäjoki (1st floor)
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