Finnish – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

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 beginners’ Finnish courses (Grade 1) start in October. If you already have some knowledge of Finnish you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginners’ Finnish (Grade 1) course.

We also have pre-intermediate Farsi classes starting in October each year.

Who is this class for?

Finnish Beginners’ (Grade 1) 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.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £225 (£240 after 24 September)
  • the whole year for £530 (£565 after 24 September)

Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
3 October 2017 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Already started

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

Topics

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
  • colours
  • times of the day
  • weather

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verb 'to be'
  • verb type 1
  • question words
  • yes/no questions
  • personal pronouns
  • vowel harmony
  • nominative and genitive case
  • basic adjectives

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • partitive case
  • partitive verbs
  • verb types 1–6

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • local cases
  • nominative plural
  • existential clause
  • demonstrative pronouns
  • verbs in imperative
  • consonant gradation in nouns
  • 'it is fun to…'-clause

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.

Who is this class for?

This level of Finnish is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Finnish language for approximately one year or 60 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Finnish for about 80 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you will have studied Finnish for about 100 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £225 (£240 after 24 September)
  • the whole year for £530 (£565 after 24 September)

Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
5 October 2017 Part 1 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Already started

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

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • food and drink
  • celebrations and parties
  • invitations and greeting cards
  • ordinal numbers and dates
  • professions
  • work
  • a short introduction to colloquial Finnish

Grammar

You will learn:

  • partitive case of food and drink
  • partitive plural
  • postpositions
  • basics of the object
  • subordinate clause
  • declination of personal pronouns
  • consonant gradation in verb types 3 and 4

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • travelling
  • clothes
  • interjections
  • expressions of time
  • at the doctor's
  • illnesses
  • body parts
  • booking appointments

Grammar

You will learn:

  • simple past tense
  • the most common use of passive
  • the verbs 'have to' and 'must'
  • relative pronoun (joka)
  • word types (us/ys, os/ös, es, in, e, as/äs)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • at the summer cottage
  • sauna
  • nature and animals
  • hobbies
  • expressions of time
  • at the weekend

Grammar

You will learn:

  • third infinitive
  • transitive and intransitive verbs
  • verb type 6
  • negative simple past tense
  • verbal noun (-minen)
  • verb + case

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 and Suomenmestari 2 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Contact us

Kate Bielawska and Kai Zs
Short Course Administrators

[email protected]

+44(0)20 3506 9900

Course dates 2017–18

September intake
Part 1: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 2: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 3: 9 April – 15 June 2018

January intake*
Part 1: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 2: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 3: 18 June – 20 July 2018

April intake*
Part 1: 10 April – 16 June 2017
Part 2: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 3: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 4: 9 April – 15 June 2018

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