Finnish – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London

Would you like to learn Finnish in London? Join one of our part-time Finnish courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our beginner Finnish courses start in October. If you already have some knowledge of Finnish you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginner Finnish course

Who is this class for?

Finnish Beginner is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Finnish.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Finnish for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you will have studied Finnish for about 40 hours.


You can book:

  • each part for £235 (£260 after 25 March)*

Bookings are now closed however, it may still be possible to join. Please contact us at [email protected], giving your first and last name with the language, level (eg beginner) and part you are interested in and we will be in touch.

Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
2 October 2018 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started
15 January 2019 Part 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 April 2019 Part 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Bookings closed

Course content

Our Finnish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1


In this term, we will cover:

  • greetings
  • the alphabet
  • numbers 0–1,000
  • countries, nationalities and languages
  • personal introductions
  • days of the week, months and seasons, weather, times of the day
  • colours


You will learn:

  • verb 'to be' (olla)
  • verb type 1 (asua, lukea)
  • question words (Kuka? Mikä? Mitä? Missä? Mistä? Minkämaalainen?)
  • yes/no questions (Onko? Eikö? Oletko? Etkö ole?)
  • personal pronouns (mina, sinä…)
  • vowel harmony (Lontoossa, Helsingissä)
  • nominative and genitive case (lapsi, lapsen)

Part 2


In this term, we will cover:

  • family
  • appearance
  • describing people and objects
  • daily routines
  • hobbies
  • telling the time


You will learn:

  • partitive case (lasta)
  • partitive verbs (rakastaa + sinua, vihata + kahvia...)
  • verb types 1–6 (puhua, syödä, tulla, haluta, tarvita, vanheta)
  • consonant gradation in verbs (lukea, luen)
  • irregular verbs (juosta, juoksen)
  • to have (minulla on…)

Part 3


In this term, we will cover:

  • at home
  • houses and flats
  • making a phone call
  • travelling
  • modes of transport


You will learn:

  • local cases (talossa, talosta, taloon, talolla, talolta, talolle)
  • nominative plural (talot)
  • existential clause (Talossa asuu ihmisiä.)
  • demonstrative pronouns (tämä, tuo, se…)
  • verbs in imperative (Istu!)
  • consonant gradation in nouns (lehti, lehden)
  • 'it is fun to…'-clause (On hauskaa asua talossa)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Suomen mestari 1 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Course dates 2018–19

October intake
Part 1: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 2: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 3: 15 April – 21 June 2019

January intake*
Part 1: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 2: 15 April – 21 June 2019
Part 3: 24 June – 26 July 2019

April intake*
One Part: 15 April – 21 June 2019​
Part 4: 15 April – 21 June 2019

*Please note that not every language has a January or April intake.

Monday classes will be affected by bank holidays on 22 April, 6 May and 27 May. Students will be notified of catch-up arrangements before the start of term.