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Kaksi tyttöä istuvat vierekkäin. Image Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen

A student who speaks another language than Finnish as a native language, or has native-level skills in the language, may attend native language teaching for two hours a week. The teaching is free of charge and is provided after the school day. The teaching is provided at many different schools, and the group may have students from various age groups and schools.

Registering for native language teaching can be done by printing and filling this form. The form can be left at school in question or posted to: Jyväskylän kaupunki, Perusopetuspalvelut, Pia Bärlund, Kilpisenkatu 1/PL 341, 40101 Jyväskylä.

Registrations can also be sent to pia.barlund[at] When enrolling via email, mention the language you are enrolling for, student´s name, name of the school and the class the student attends, date of birth and contact information of parent/guardian.

Register for native language teaching groups and for more information

Contact person: Pia Bärlund

tel. +358 40 545 5257

email: pia.barlund[at]

basic education
native language teaching