Multilingual information on coronavirus now available
Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) provides updated information in Finnish, Swedish and English on the coronavirus and when to seek medical care. In addition, THL will publish information on the coronavirus in over 10 languages on week 12. Information on actions taken in municipalities regarding the coronavirus COVID-19 is available in several languages in the municipalities’ online services. Information about the coronavirus is available in several languages in the media.
Municipalities provide multilingual information regarding services in the coronavirus situation
In many municipalities, immigrants are advised to seek information from online services or telephone services. In the current situation with the coronavirus outbreak, municipalities offer advice by telephone in various languages. Some municipalities have published multilingual information on the coronavirus.
Online and digital services support language and social studies
Due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, contact teaching in liberal adult education institutions and adult basic education has been suspended. Educational institutions provide distance teaching, taking into account students’ learning abilities and other opportunities available. The Centre of Expertise for Immigrant Integration has put together multilingual materials for independent studies in subjects such as languages and social studies, and for supporting integration.
Multilingual videos tell the story of Finnish society
Ymmärrä Suomea (‘Understand Finland’) is a series consisting of seven video clips, available in multiple languages. Intended for adult immigrants living in Finland, this series discusses various aspects of Finnish society from taxation to human rights. The videos can be used as learning material in educational institutions, or viewed independently.
Useful tips from Infofinland for multilingual communication
Many authorities and municipalities may have no previous experience of having communications material translated into languages other than Swedish and English. The online editorial staff of Infofinland is used to having information translated into 12 different languages, and put together some useful tips for multilingual communications.
Refugee reception manual
In the refugee reception manual, you will find the basic facts on such matters as the entry of quota refugees and the initial-stage arrangements in municipalities.Read more about the reception of refugees