Mother tongue instruction


The City of Kuopio offers studies for maintaining the pupil’s mother tongue or home language. Participation in the mother tongue studies is optional. The studies complement the comprehensive education.

Pupils are usually given instruction in their mother tongue for two hours per week. Instruction can be arranged after normal teaching hours. A study group for a certain language can be formed if there is at least four pupils who speak the language as their mother tongue in one school or in the couple of schools that are located close to each other’s. Study groups and the languages may vary from year to year.

In 2020 - 2021 it is possible to study Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Russian and Spanish.