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Jared is very knowledgeable. My only minor criticism is that because he is knowledgeable, he talks very fast, and it sometimes can be difficult to write everything down. However, this is to be expec

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I've had two Finnish lessons with Jared so far. He's a great teacher. Very informative, and when I'm feeling overwhelmed he does a great job of answering my questions. I've learned more Finnish gramma

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Finnish Lessons

Would you like some kahvia (coffee)? Because the Finns are the biggest coffee drinkers in the world, you’re sure to find a willing conversational partner over a cup! Finnish itself is an ancient, rich language with its origins in the Ural mountains of Russia. It is different from most European languages, but the beauty of the Finnish culture makes it a worthwhile language to learn!

Famed for its saunas and heavy metal music, Finland is home to about 5.5 million Finnish speakers. Ready to join them? Sign up for our Finnish lessons today!

Certified Finnish Teachers

Our certified Finnish teachers are centered on you, your goals, your skills, and your pace. This individualized attention allows you to learn effectively. Instructors’ certifications are listed on their profiles, along with student reviews, teaching locations, and rates. Everything you need to choose your teacher is here—you can even contact a tutor to ensure that they are a good fit for you and your learning style!

Our instructors set their own rates, so you’re sure to find a Finnish teacher to match your budget and needs. You can also choose your own lesson location, whether you want to take online Finnish lessons, work with a tutor in your own home, or attend sessions in your teacher’s studio or classroom.

We work with you when you need it, where you want it. All you have to do is choose your teacher, package, and schedule, and then sign up!

Online Finnish Lessons for All Ages

Learning Finnish is beneficial to everyone. Learning new languages increases cognition in all ages, building new neural pathways and allowing the brain to grow in different ways. Children can see improved language and math skills, experience increased test scores, and learn more about their native language. Meanwhile, adults exercise their memory and mental flexibility. Both kids and adults benefit from exposure to a new culture!

Whether you need Finnish lessons for kids or adults, our certified teachers will build their lessons around you, your maturity, skill level, and goals. The benefit of individualized Finnish lessons is the ability to focus on your needs, rather than those of an entire classroom.

Finnish Lessons for all Levels

Whether you want Finnish lessons for beginners or need to work on your accent, our individualized instruction means that our tutors meet you where you are. Your Finnish teacher can provide a meaningful introduction to the language, help you with compositional skills, or improve your conversational ability—whatever you want to learn. We offer lessons at beginner, intermediate, and expert levels, all custom-tailored to you.

Developing your lesson plan with your skill level and goals in mind, your tutor works with you to expand your knowledge of the Finnish language. Since they act as a conversational partner and assist you with grammar and pronunciation, you gain all the benefits of learning a new language.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Finnish Classes

Beginner classes will focus on:

  • Finnish alphabet
  • Pronunciation
  • Phrases and vocabulary
  • Cardinal and ordinal numbers
  • Nouns

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Finnish Lessons

Intermediate classes might cover:

  • Questions and interrogative words
  • Noun declensions
  • Verb moods, tenses, and conjugation
  • Conversation

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Finnish Classes

While advanced courses will vary, you might focus on:

  • Composition
  • Reading comprehension
  • Effective listening
  • Accent
  • Finnish culture
  • Idioms

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Is Finnish hard to learn?


Yes. The Foreign Service Institute rates Finnish as a Category IV language, noting that it can be more difficult for English speakers to learn. It is not related to Latin or the Germanic languages, meaning that there are far fewer similarities to English than most other European languages. Many grammatical aspects of Finnish are complex and require time and attention to learn.

Despite this, there are elements of the language that are easier! Pronunciation and grammar rules are very regular, unlike in English. What’s more, there is no grammatical gender, and vocabulary is easy to master.

Our Finnish teachers can help you master the more difficult aspects of the language at your own pace. Individualized instruction, exposure to the language, and practice are the best ways to learn a new language, and our instructors will meet you where you are to build your Finnish skills.

How long will it take to learn Finnish?


The Foreign Service Institute estimates that it will take about 44 weeks (or 11,000 hours) to reach Finnish competency. Of course, this will vary depending on the amount of practice, natural proclivity, immersion level, and quality of instruction you receive.

Our certified instructors offer the best way to receive the individualized guidance and feedback necessary to learn Finnish well. In a one-on-one lesson, you will have the opportunity to speak and listen to Finnish in a way that is often lost in a larger classroom. Using a language is the best way to learn, so our Finnish lessons will set you on the right path to fluency!

Why is Finnish so different?


Finnish is not an Indo-European language. It is a member of the Finno-Ugric family, along with Estonian, Hungarian, and several other, smaller languages. Despite this, it has lived alongside Indo-European languages, such as Swedish, for thousands of years and has acquired some grammar and vocabulary. The result is a unique, rich language rooted in Finnish culture.

All of the Germanic and Romance languages of central and western Europe are Indo-European, so Finnish can seem different and somewhat exotic. It follows different grammatical rules, and there are far fewer English cognates than you often find in other European languages. Though there may be more to learn, Finnish is a beautiful language and the key to a wonderful culture!

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