Tucked away in one of the northernmost locales in the world, a dreamy oasis awaits. With five million native speakers in Finland and beyond, learning Finnish is your all-access pass to this stunning Nordic country. In the Land of a Thousand Lakes, anything is possible. Jet off to Lapland for a night hike under the Midnight Sun, unwind with locals in a Finnish sauna, or spend the day shopping, wining, and dining in Helsinki. Find your inner Finn and retreat to a wooded lakeside cottage for a summer getaway, or take a winter holiday to the slopes, skiing among the country’s sweeping snowy pines and 188,000 frozen lakes. To know Finland is to love it, and you’ll quickly find yourself falling for the country’s untouched nature, rich history, and kind, sincere people. Learn Suomi (Finnish) and the magic of Finland will unfold right before your eyes.
No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Finnish language structure.
Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Finnish culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Finnish culture and make a positive impression.
Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.
Didn’t catch that? Hear it again at a conversational speed, hover over for phonetics, or click on the word for an articulated narration. Tone your accent against native speaker audio by activating the voice comparison tool.
Learn Finnish language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts
Our main language course that contains the core content.