Welcome to study Finnish

Study Finnish with a native Finnish teacher. Study online anywhere you want, or come to learn and see on the spot in Helsinki
I’m a qualified Finnish Language Teacher and a native Finn. I have over 20 years of experience in teaching Finnish. I am a very passionate teacher, with a lot of patience.
Taru Eloranta
Finnish language teacher

Courses starting this month

FINNISH FOR FOREIGNERS – next PATH fROM ZERO STARTS: May 9, 2023

Finnish lessons for students who have no previous knowledge of Finnish. You will learn Finnish language in an easygoing atmosphere. AND you will learn much about Finnish culture and about the way of life in this world’s happiest country.

You will get confidence to talk Finnish. Words and sentences are practiced interactively.

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4.9
Based on 10 reviews
Leena N.
Leena N.
16:19 16 Feb 23
Thanks Taru, for a great class. Classes are full of opportunities to speak in small groups and practice pronunciation while learning new elements of grammar and vocabulary. I found the pace of the course was good for my level and the homework was helpful. Overall a great experience!
Evule B.
Evule B.
10:27 28 Dec 22
Hei! Opettaja Taru on tosi hyvä. Kurssi oli hienosti!!!
Tania M
Tania M
21:07 19 May 22
I liked very much my first Finnish course for beginners with Taru. She is very enthusiastic and supportive. The course has the right amount of everything: content shared, interaction with others and all together, and homework. You can keep the pace without feeling too overwhelmed and still seeing your progress. Kiitos, opettaja!
Solène D.
Solène D.
19:11 24 Mar 22
Taru is a great Finnish teacher ! Her classes are well-prepared, dynamic and varied. I like that we learn very relevant words and expressions, that we can hear and use in daily life. Also, she gives a great insight to the Finnish culture through videos, songs, etc.
Rupesh G.
Rupesh G.
13:43 23 Mar 22
Very good FinEnglish teacher, specially for beginners. Focuses more on practical learning than text book learning. Found helpful to kick-start learning Finnish. Minä puhun vähän suomea 🙂 Kiitos Taru.
Stéphane L.
Stéphane L.
08:59 13 Mar 22
Chelia C.
Chelia C.
11:19 19 Oct 21
I appreciate that Taru speak English when she explained, since I am a beginner.
Ben
Ben
08:38 18 Oct 21
Taru is a friendly and knowledgeable teacher. She keeps the classes fun and casual while still being professional, worth the money for a course.
Andrea M.
Andrea M.
08:35 18 Oct 21
Donna R.
Donna R.
06:21 18 Oct 21
A great course! Taru is very lovely and communicates very well to non-native speakers with a very sympathetic and learned approach. She was able to combine more simple learning processes with more complex ones, so that I never experienced any kind of overload, which one can often do as a novice. The regular homework was similarly planned, and was always engaging and made me want to practice further. The online platform works very well. Perhaps because I've only ever learned a language before in-situ, I was surprised at how smoothly it worked online, and it was great how Taru used various interactive language videos online (which of course we could revisit in our own time).. It was really nice also to meet other non-native Finnish speakers from many different countries and to go through the experience with them. I've just signed up for the second course, which I'm looking forward to very much. Kiitos Taru!
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