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Finnish for Foreigners


Finnish for Foreigners is tailored for any people, who are interested in learning Finnish and finding out more about Finland.

After the course you can write an SMS or read the menu in Finnish. You will learn to tell your name, nationality and what languages you speak.

You will learn a great deal about Finnish habits and life in Finland, and also:

  • pronunciation
  • much vocabulary
  • important phrases, such as One beer, please and I love you.
  • basic structures: conjugating verbs and understanding Finnish suffixes

pastedGraphic.pngFeb 9th – April 13th

Wednesdays 12.00 – 1.00 p.m. (Helsinki time) + homework


To participate you need a computer (or laptop) with microphone. Camera is necessary.

Finnish for foreigners is an online course for you, who would like to learn basic Finnish pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary, and find out more about Finland. Along with language studies we will discuss Finnish culture.

What you will learn:

  • Pronunciation and spelling
  • Greetings
  • To introduce yourself
  • Numbers and other amounts
  • Verb conjugation and many verbs
  • Colours
  • Weekdays
  • Making an order in a café


Teaching is in English, but you will speak a lot of Finnish. No previous studies in Finnish are required, but you must know English.

The course will be held online via the conference application Zoom. During lessons you will study also in Zoom Breakoutrooms. To participate you need a computer with an internet connection and headphones with a microphone. A camera is also necessary.

After your payment has been processed, you will get instructions for the course as well as the Zoom link.


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