Language and culture


The Extension School at the University of Oulu offers you a great opportunity to update your language expertise and to enhance your competitive edge in the labour market. Our field-specific language, culture and communication training is based on academic research. Training packages will be tailored together with the customer to meet their needs and wishes.

Our training is:

  • tailored to customers’ needs
  • intensive or spanning over a longer period of time
  • making use of latest information and communication technology
  • language, culture and communication training ranging from individual training days to language training as part of bigger training entities
  • flexible and versatile

Our language training can focus on:

  • beginner’s language skills
  • updating and enhancing existing language knowledge
  • supporting and improving field-specific vocabulary
  • improving a specific language area, such as oral skills
  • learning to operate in a specific culture

Our strengths are:

  • extensive experience in language teaching at academic level
  • field-specific language teaching, e.g. in the fields of economics, medicine and technology
  • support of a multidisciplinary, research-oriented university with international operations
  • flexible methods of teaching

Our language selection:

  • Finnish
  • Finnish as a second/foreign language
  • Swedish
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic (through our international network of partners)

For more information, please contact:

Hanne Lahti or Esa Niemi

Last updated: 18.5.2017