Your membership is essential to develop new initiatives and to accomplish the Learning for integration aims.

The annual LFI membership is entered per calendar year (from January 1st to December 31st). The membership fee for 2014 is of 20 € /person/year  and of 35 € /family/year (2 adults and children). The payment can be made to the account FI97 5723 0220 3051 50. Please remember to use the reference number 1290.

What happened in 2013?

Playgroups for Kids - in 2013 we have continued our pilot project for kids - a mother tongue language playgroup in Romanian with 8 meetings during spring and 8 meetings during autumn. The meetings were documented in a guide that is available as a resource for other NGOs in Finland and abroad. The material that we have created for the playgroup is available online in our Material Bank. Starting with autumn 2013 the group has been supported by the Ministry of Education in Finland.

We have also started two new Swedish through Play language playgroups in association with Somaliliito, and with the support of the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland.

Café Lingua has continued the meetings with 70+ participants each week in Café Mascot (Neljäs linja 2) in Kallio, Helsinki, every Monday from 7 pm onwards. The Finnish Cultural Foundation (Suomen Kulttuurirahasto) has granted funding to Learning for Integration for a Finnish language tutor in Cafe Lingua language event. More on the event: http://www.lfi.fi/projects/language-cafe/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/147968218893/

Storytelling Events – we have organized two storytelling events in collaboration with The Lingua Tailor (Mother Language Day and Earth Stories) in Kallio Library.

Whodunnit Mystery Event in English has  in January 2013, in cooperation with The Lingua Tailor and Kallio Library.


What comes next in 2014?

We will continue organizing Reading Circles, Storytelling Events and Murder Mystery Groups. The first event will take place in February, to celebrate the International Mother Language Day 2014. More information to follow.

We will organize a Culture & Beading event (at Kallio Library) before Valentine’s Day in early February.

Two new playgroups for Swedish language for children aged 7 – 12 y in Luckan and Kallio Library.


In 2014 we aim to create language awareness through activities such as:

Support your Kid’s Learning in collaborarion with the Puhutaan suomea magazine initiative which aims to run a series of articles and awareness campaigns aimed at parents and kindergartens and to create a set of resources on how parents can get involved and support their child’s learning of the second language outside kindergarten and school.

Playgroups for Kids – we will continue with the current playgroups as well as organizing playgroups in other languages (Swedish and English).

Teen Language Groups - we aim to establish groups for teenagers to help them improve their language skills in an interactive way by playing games and engaging in fun activities, such as drama courses or crafts (beading).

Follow our website and online calendar for more events!