Finnish courses for foreigners are available from the language centers of universities, summer universities, civic and workers' institutes, adult education centers, vocational institutions, folk high schools and even online. Online tutorials are not particularly comprehensive but some are well put together and genuinely helpful. Some even include audio so you can practice pronunciation as well!
Universities offer courses in Finnish and Swedish for international students. Some courses are also open for those who are not enrolled as students in the particular university.
City of Helsinki Cultural Office (Caisa):
Free Finnish courses (Beginners', Intermediate and Workplace) for immigrants. Site only in Finnish
Mikonkatu 17 C (2 krs), Helsinki
ph: (09) 169 3984 fax: (09) 169 3885 E-mail: Oge EnehOnnenkieli Oy: (in English/Finnish/Russian)
Finnish Adult Education Centres (KTOL): Courses in Finnish and Swedish.(in Finnish/English/Swedish)
Annankatu 25 A, 00100 Helsinki
ph: (09) 6122 430 fax: (09) 6122 4351
|A free course including audio|
|Finnish School:||Free vocabulary program - requires registration|
|Understand Finnish:||Free dictionary and lessons (in Finnish only)|
|Finnish Grammar:||Grammar for novice Finnish speakers|
|Suomea, ole hyvä!:||Videos for learning the basics as well as exercises, crossword puzzles etc.|
|Tavataan taas!:||Course including glossaries, grammar and short practice sentences. In Finnish and English.|
|Uuno:||Nice basic Finnish lessons!|