Finnish studies


Evening courses

Prep your Finnish with our popular Finnish evening courses.
Our regular and widely popular Finnish evening courses will start running in September 2015.  

This Autumn term there will be four different courses offered: Absolute Beginners, Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. The evening courses consist of 14 sessions and the fees are £140 for Finn-Guild members and £175 for others. Please note that week 44 is half term.  

Please see the dates, times and further details on each course below.

Absolute Beginners

Wednesdays, 6.30-8pm, 14 sessions
9.9, 16.9, 23.9, 30.9, 7.10, 14.10, 21.10, half term, 4.11, 11.11, 18.11, 25.11, 2.12, 9.12 and 16.12.

Starting from the pronunciation, alphabet and numbers, this really is for absolute novices!


Thursdays, 6.30-8pm, 14 sessions
10.9, 17.9, 24.9, 1.10, 8.10, 15.10, 22.10, half term, 5.11, 12.11, 19.11, 26.11, 3.12, 10.12 and 17.12.
You would know all the different verb types in present tense (consonant gradation included), all the local case endings and use of partitive and can have a basic conversation in Finnish in everyday situations.


Mondays, 6.30-8pm, 14 sessions
7.9, 14.9, 21.9, 28.9, 5.10, 12.10, 19.10, half term 2.11, 9.11, 16.11, 23.11, 30.11, 7.12 and 14.12. 
You are expected to have studied all verb types in present (also consonant gradation in verbs) and past tense simple (in affirmative and negative); questions; all the local case endings; object case partitive and accusative singular ending: genitive and the ”to have” structure, concord rule and the various stems of nouns and are capable to have a basic conversation in Finnish.


Tuesdays, 6.30-8pm, 14 sessions
8.9, 15.9, 22.9, 29.9, 6.10, 13.10, 20.10, half term, 3.11, 10.11, 17.11, 24.11, 1.12, 8.12 and 15.12.
You know or have studied most of the Finnish grammar. This course is mostly geared towards helping you gain confidence in conversing in Finnish.

Fees: £140 for Finn-Guild members, £175 for others
Venue: Finn-Guild Offices, 1A Mornington Court, Mornington Crescent, NW1 7RD, London     

For more information and bookings, please contact Education Officer, Sari at or call 020 7387 3508.


Classes for adults and children at local Finnish Saturday Schools

For further information, please see the Finnish Saturday School page, Horisontti magazine or contact the Finn-Guild office.

Private tuition

We can help you locate a tutor in your area. Please contact the Finn-Guild office for more information. Alternatively you can place an advert in the Horisontti magazine (free of charge for Finn-Guild members) or the website.

Studying on your own

Some of the best packages for this purpose are:

Other places to study Finnish: