Free Year for Newly Arrived Migrants
Instruction programme which prepares for basic education is intended for those pupils of immigrant background whose Finnish or Swedish language skills and/or other abilities are not sufficient to study in a pre-primary or basic education group. The objective is to support the pupils? balanced development and integration into Finnish society and to give them the necessary skills to enable them to attend basic education. Where appropriate, the programme includes opportunities to study other subjects, but with a focus on learning Finnish and Swedish language skills. This education takes into consideration the fact that pupils are different in terms of age, learning capabilities and background.