Are there no Finnish courses available there where you live? No problem! Finnish interactive on line courses are here. The first on line course will start soon at summer university. The online lessons will take place in a virtual classroom where the teacher and students meet weekly. The students no matter where they live attend the classes via Internet. This course starting now in October is free of charge. For more information and registration see Finnish Language Basic Course 3 - an interactive online course here (down on left).
Schools offering Finnish language courses in Oulu have now updated their home pages. To find information about courses that are available in Oulu take a look at the link list on right under Educational institutions. For more information contact the school that organizes the course you are interested in. In case you just don't know where to start you are welcome to visit Finnish Extra (Finnish language help centre) at Summer university to get advice and help in planning your studies.
Learning a new language can sometimes be hard, but it's also fun! Exactly the way some other hobbies we have.
Suomea, ole hyvä! gives a possibility to revise Finnish grammar and do exercises on line. This site can be the right one if you are looking for exercises from easy basic grammar to more complicated language structures.
A group active Finnish language learners has started to meet on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in Cafe Valve (Hallituskatu 7), because they want to get more practice in Finnish. This group "Plus" is very free and open for everyone, so you can join it if you are interested. Finns are also welcome to discuss.
Tavataan taas! is a good course to start Finnish language studies if you can speak English, French or German. In Supisuomea course there are no translations, but it has a vocabulary in many languages and a lot of exercises. Supisuomea here and Tavataan taas! here.
Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE has a very useful site Selkouutiset for those who know already some Finnish but would like to widen their vocabulary and practice to understand language that is used in news. You can now listen to broadcasts in plain Finnish with simplified language in slow speed on internet. Service includes also texts and listening comprehension exercises.
Win in Weekly Quiz and receive a price from YLE Gift Shop!