Finnish from A 1.3, part 3.

4.67 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews )


Tuesdays @ 15:50 - 16:50
August 13 – October 15, 2024

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

This course is suitable for students, who like to study in a group, and want to speak in Finnish language. Starting level is  Finnish on CEFR level A 1.3.+ or A2.1. (= Advanced beginner).

We will work together in Zoom 60 min, but in addition, you will have about 1-2 hours of homework. Homework includes online games, listening to music, exercises in the book and  written assignments by email to the teacher. Don’t be afraid – the teacher shows the way.

The language of instruction will be mostly Finnish and partly English.

Next group will start on September 18 at 5.00 pm Finnish time. 

There are 10 spots left for this course, enroll now.

You need a text book: Oma suomi 1 by Kristiina Kuparinen & Terho Tapaninen (2022 edition).

  • You will learn to read, write and talk:
  • about illness, health and body parts
  • to tell that you have to, must or don’t need to.. (nesessiivilause)
  • about celebrations and other events
  • to describe people, tell about their characters etc.
  • using the correct endings for the object in Finnish

To participate you need a computer (or laptop) and a microphone and the textbook Oma Suomi 1.

Before the course starts, you will get further instructions for joining the course as well as the Zoom link.

Course details:
Starting level: A1.3+ or A2 (intermediate OR advanced beginner)
Language of instruction: Finnish and English

Material: Oma Suomi 1, chapters 8-10
Schedule: Thursdays 16:00-17:00 (Finnish time). May 16, 23 and 30, June 6, 13 and 20, July 4 and 18, August 1 and 15.
Number of participants: max. 12 students

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4 reviews for Finnish from A 1.3, part 3.

4.67 out of 5 stars

  1. Reviewer profile image
    5 out of 5


    I like the course

    Maybe the best course that I have studied.
    The length is 1 hour, and some may think that it’s short. But it’s actually quite reasonable for a busy person with family and you get more practice anyway with homeworks that require you to listen, read, think and research every topic you learn during the class carefully, so that’s a win-win situation.
    Taru also has a good way to explain some of the difficut stuffs that you may have, so you get a good balance of understand and just need to remember something.
    Taru also speaks Finnish in a very nice way to the learners. It’s not too fast, it’s not too slow. The phrases sound normal yet understandable. I notice a huge leap in my listening as long as the person doesn’t speak too fast.

  2. Reviewer profile image
    5 out of 5


    I’m improving

    I am noticing real improvement in understanding and using Finnish. Looking forward to the summer course.
    Taru gives a good balance of Finnish and English (when necessary) with good examples.

  3. Reviewer profile image

    Kiitos for your comment. I will add more time in group discussions and I will try to reduce topics to make the lessons less packed or rushed.

  4. Reviewer profile image
    4 out of 5


    I like that the course is 1h per week which is suitable and manageable for those who work. Morning hour is also the best time of the day to learn language.
    I like that homework is provided every week with a fair amount so I can practice what has been learnt.
    I like how the teacher arranged materials in a nice visual manner which is good for learning.
    I like the fact that English is used in critical explanations so grammar points are understood better, I myself got many points clarified during this course which had been confused to me for a long while.
    However I would like the course more if the content is not too packed, sometimes there felt a rush to get many points covered with a limited timeline, for example interactions in break-out room sometimes were too short to cover all requested activities thoroughly. But this is a minor and does not compromise any thing per my opinion and experience.
    Overall the course quality is good and I recommend Taru’s courses for those who consider to learn Finnish language in a just right pace with quality content.

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Finnish from A 1.3, part 3.

There are 10 spots left for this course, enroll now.