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.

Booking

You can book:

  • Part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • Parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 Parts together equates to one single transaction therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
24 September 2019 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
14 January 2020 Part 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
21 April 2020 Part 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

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, weather, times of the day
  • colours

Grammar

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

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 (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

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 (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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

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

Evening Language Programme information evening

Come along to our information evening on 5 September 2019 to talk to our tutors and sign up for your language class.

Read more and register for the information evening

Course dates 2019–20

September intake
Part 1: 23 September – 6 December 2019
Part 2: 13 January – 27 March 2020
Part 3: 20 April – 12 June 2020*
Part 3: 20 April – 19 June 2020**

*For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.
** For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020).

January intake
Part 1: 13 January – 3 April 2020
Part 2: 20 April – 12 June 2020
Part 3: 15 June – 17 July 2020*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week.