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Syllabus of Finnish as a second language (S2)

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Teaching of Finnish as a second language (S2) is available to students who do not have native-level Finnish language skills. S2 is a subject that parallels the syllabus of mother tongue and literature, and it replaces this subject either partly or entirely.

The purpose of S2 education is to develop the child’s Finnish language skills comprehensively so that the child can understand things and ...

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To whom and on what terms

In addition to immigrants, the instruction is also intended for returnees and adopted children who need support in their linguistic development.

Background information

Instruction of Finnish of Swedish as a second language may be given to students with an immigrant background whose Finnish or Swedish skills have not reached the native level in all areas of language proficiency. The objectives and contents of the instruction are different from first language instruction. The abbreviation S2/R2 is often used for this instruction.

The objective of the instruction of Finnish or Swedish as a second language is to strengthen the student's plurilingual identity and lay a foundation for functional bilingualism.

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Updated: 1/4/2024