English-language learning opportunities

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In Espoo, learning opportunities in English are provided from early to higher education. The city aims at broadening its English-language education offerings during upcoming years.

Early education

Early childhood education in English and language immersion are provided at the following private day care centers:

List of day care centers

Basic education

The city provides English-language basic education at Espoo International School (grades 1-9). Espoo International is an International Baccalaureate (IB) authorized school.

In addition, bilingual education (Finnish-English) is provided at several of the city’s schools.

General upper secondary education

General upper secondary education in English is provided through the International Baccalaureate (IB) programs at Etelä-Tapiolan lukio and Mattlidens gymnasium.

In IB schools, instruction is provided on a two-year IB line, proceeded by a one-year preparatory grade. IB instruction is given partly in English in the preparatory grade. In the second and third year, the language of instruction is English. The IB certificate gives the same eligibility for further studies as does the Finnish matriculation examination.

Other learning opportunities

Several institutes in Espoo offer English-language learning opportunities within vocational upper secondary education, higher and university education as well as adult education.

Vocational, higher and adult education