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by mdn
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: Did you pass YKI kirjoittaminen? if yes, share experience
Replies: 36
Views: 10190

Re: Did you pass YKI kirjoittaminen? if yes, share experien

Just got my results (for 07.10.2017).
Both writing and speaking - "alle 3" :(

Ok I will try next time and I will be more ready.
by mdn
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: Did you pass YKI kirjoittaminen? if yes, share experience
Replies: 36
Views: 10190

Re: Did you pass YKI kirjoittaminen? if yes, share experien

1 more link - to Council of Europe: Self-assessment grid - Table 2 (CEFR 3.3) : Common Reference levels . English version for Writing. A1: I can write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings. I can fill in forms with personal details, for example entering my name, nationality...
by mdn
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Families in Finland
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 6
Views: 3571

Re: Halloween

Thanks for answering. It'll be my kid's "supposedly" 1st halloween so there will be no disappointment in his part. So as it had been said - wait for Easter and be ready for it. Sorry I do not remember exactly now - is it Easter or 1 week before Easter. " Virvon varvon tuoreeks terveeks tulevaks vuo...
by mdn
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: Did you pass YKI kirjoittaminen? if yes, share experience
Replies: 36
Views: 10190

Re: Did you pass YKI kirjoittaminen? if yes, share experien

http://www.oph.fi/english/services/yki/test_levels By that table (pdf with levels) it is hard to say - is it A2 or B1, for example. :) Regarding to the initial question - also the next link: http://www.oph.fi/english/services/yki/test_structure/intermediate_level " Writing It is advised to write mo...
by mdn
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: Did you pass YKI kirjoittaminen? if yes, share experience
Replies: 36
Views: 10190

Re: Did you pass YKI kirjoittaminen? if yes, share experien

And regarding to opinion. Suddenly I have figured out, that 1 of opinion choice ('is it good that shops can be open every day') had been also on YKI for 2016 (somewhen February-March). So it is true that a lot of those topics are repeating, it is better to collect them and be ready. :) Update: Liste...
by mdn
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: Did you pass YKI kirjoittaminen? if yes, share experience
Replies: 36
Views: 10190

Re: Did you pass YKI kirjoittaminen? if yes, share experien

As it comes from 3 parts: email, feedback and opinion, did you write all 3 What? Feedback? I thought it is a request to change the decision. :) An 'appeal' to the decision (as I understood - yesterday it was so: you have tried to get a some study place, but you did not receive it - write a message ...
by mdn
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: A small business in Helsinki. I ask for help.
Replies: 21
Views: 2751

Re: A small business in Helsinki. I ask for help.

Regarding to 'kid hats' etc. :) Very popular Molo kids brand produces a lot at Ukraine: " Yes, we produce a part of our clothing in Ukraine through a Danish-owned factory, based on a fabric that comes from either Turkey or Italy ". (I had been surprised when I saw 'Made in Ukraine' label on that 'ha...
by mdn
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: 35% flatrate tax for Key employees
Replies: 8
Views: 2110

Re: 35% flatrate tax for Key employees

Maxitt wrote:My experience with private insurance is that it can get costly :?
There is also some catch with private insurance in Finland - a lot of Finnish 'private insurances' require Kela as a base.
by mdn
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Unrealistic plans
Replies: 11
Views: 2629

Re: Unrealistic plans

What should I do? It is useless to say something to her, as people do not listen to something what they do not like. Anyway "the end of October" - it is really a good time to go to Finland (with winter day time). You can say to her that she will not see a sun during next half of a year. :) Yes, and...
by mdn
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Posti Mail collection boxes
Replies: 7
Views: 2717

Re: Posti Mail collection boxes

A potential problem - you got a message, that the item will be delivered tomorrow, but instead of it - you are receiving for at least 1 week updates that 'no free space', and it is impossible to re-arrange delivery to post offices. It is an usual case for big items (might be just 1 big box per 'pick...
by mdn
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: working in tampere?
Replies: 4
Views: 1456

Re: working in tampere?

In case of such decision - you can consider Hämeenlinna or some other place in between. Anyway I do not think you will be so enjoying 'the bustle and hustle of city life' for Helsinki after 2 hours on the road daily (one way of course, so 4 hours altogether - if you are lucky and no need to travel a...
by mdn
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Extension of family residence permit: what considered as inc
Replies: 6
Views: 2226

Re: Extension of family residence permit: what considered as

but housing allowance count as income requirement. because when i applied for a residence permit on family ground. the lady said to me that housing allowance count as income requirement and took the kela decision paper from us. Not regarding to the question/answer, but generally - just do not belie...
by mdn
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Extension of Residence Permit on Family Grounds & Income
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Re: Extension of Residence Permit on Family Grounds & Income

1) Should I gather money to state an exact amount on my bank account for my application to be accepted? 2) Or should I just attach the document that I will go to this school, learn Finnish while I am being trained for labour market, so they would update my residence permit to type-A? Your course ac...
by mdn
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Extension of Residence Permit on Family Grounds & Income
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Re: Extension of Residence Permit on Family Grounds & Income

Tarja2905 wrote:By the way, i have known many who get less than 1 year permit for the first time, even basing on family ties so it depends case by case. Next permit will be 4yrs as others.
No it will not be 4 years.
You are saying about status A, not B.
by mdn
Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Transition between Jobs
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

Re: Transition between Jobs

Briefly they will pay the money for your vacation (usual base salary), but most probably you will not receive an usual 50% vacation bonus for a year at least, as usually it is paid to current employees only.