Fabianinkatu 26 (classrooms, Study Office, administration)
or Vuorikatu 5 (teachers)
00014 University of Helsinki
The University of Helsinki Language Centre is the largest of the 17 university language centres in Finland. It was established in 1977 and is situated right in the heart of the City Centre Campus.
The Language Centre has a full-time staff of about 80, but also employs yearly some 50 to 60 part-time teachers. It is an independent institute and its operations are overseen by the Director and the Language Centre Board. The Language Centre caters for the language instruction of students from all faculties of the University, the number of course enrolments being around 15,000 annually.
Additionally, through its Language Services unit, the Language Centre offers training in more than 30 languages, language testing, translation and language revision to university personnel, public bodies, institutes, companies and individuals. The Language Services unit employs about 150 language professionals: over 70 Finnish and native teachers, translators and language revisors, and administrative staff.
In May 2010, based on the performance evaluation of teaching quality, the Rector designated Language Centre as one of the three centres of excellence in teaching at the University of Helsinki for the period 2010-2012.