In second grade, during the start of the spring term, the student chooses their first foreign language (A1-language). All schools offer English as the A1-language. In addition to this, also German is offered in Kalevala School as the A1-language. A1-German group can be formed if at least 12 students choose the language. The students that have German as their A1-language, are able to study English as A2-language.