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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Some of the best packages for this purpose are:
- Finn Talk (PDF) - a Finnish language distance learning material with CDs, available from the Finn-Guild office.
- Teach Yourself Finnish, written by Terttu Leney and published by Hodder & Stoughton. It can be obtained from any well-stocked bookshop in UK and Finland - Colloquial Finnish, written by Daniel Abondolo and published by Routledge.
- Finnish for Foreigners, written by Maija-Hellikki Aaltio and published by Otava.
- About Finnish grammar visit: http://www.uta.fi/~km56049/finnish/
- Self Access Language Centre (University of Tampere): http://www12.uta.fi/selfaccess/language.php?menu=eng&lang=fin
- Venla.info offers free Finnish online language materials: http://venla.info
- Yle gives you a chance to learn some Finnish or practise what you already know: http://oppiminen.yle.fi/suomi-finnish
Other places to study Finnish:
- London (University of Westminster, SSEES London University College, Morley College)
- Birmingham (Brasshouse Centre)
- Edinburgh (Dr Maija McKinnon). There are classes at different levels. If you wish to join, please contact Dr Maija McKinnon,17 Mansionhouse Road, Edinburgh EH9 1TZ, Tel. 0131 667 5290, email firstname.lastname@example.org.