After Mandarin, Spanish is the second-most widely spoken language in the world: approximately 400 million people speak Spanish as their mother tongue in Spain, North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, and it is the official language of 21 countries. In addition, Spanish is the second-most used language in international communications, in addition to being one of the six official languages of the UN and its organisations.

Job opportunities

On the job market, mastering foreign languages is a must, since an increasing number of companies operate outside the boundaries of their own country. In the future, countries in Latin America will form strong partners. Spanish plays an influential role in many fields of study (e.g. medicine and forest science), the translation industry and international projects and organisations. Moreover, it holds a steady position in the media and on the Internet.


The impact of Spanish culture is visible globally in architecture, art, music and literature.

At the Language Centre, you can begin studying Spanish from the basics or select a course suitable to your level. The languages of tuition are Spanish and Finnish.

For further information on these courses and registration, please see WebOodi.

¡Bienvenidos a estudiar español!

Spanish courses

8014151 Spanish 1

8014152 Spanish 2