Your teacher

Kuva: Susanna Ahvalo

I am a qualified professional Finnish Language Teacher and a native Finn. I have over 15 years experience in teaching Finnish. I am committed to creating motivational and collaborative learning environments that encourage to use Finnish.

I am a very passionate teacher, with a lot of patience. My special talent is in teaching groups using creative learning strategies. I offer conversational lessons in joyful atmosphere.

I have taught Finnish in Finland in primary schools (Finnish as a second language / s2), vocational schools and in many courses, also in ones organized by TE-toimisto (so called kotoutumiskoulutus). 

I have also taught Finnish in the School of Nordic languages in Riga (years 2000-2002), in Latvian academy of Culture (in 2003) and In the University of Latvia (years 2010-2015). 

I have taught private lessons to employees of companies such as Price Waterhouse Cooper, Reval Hotel Latvija and to many independent Finnish enthusiast. 

In addition to private teaching, I teach parents of small children in Helsinki, the courses are called KOTIVA courses, (LINK)

I am an active member of Finnish teachers’ association (Suomenopettajat), Finland’s network of Nordic Alfarådet-network (More about Alfarådet, all in Swedish )

and I coordinate a network of Finland’s Teachers of illiterate adult learners (Lukutaitoverkosto
I am ambitious about Your success. It is important for me to make You feel comfortable using Finnish. Whether you have studied Finnish before or not, regardless of your level, I will help You speak Finnish.

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