Finnish language lessons

Finnish language lessons and groups offered by Kompassi are open to everyone and free of charge. You don’t need to register for them. All teaching takes place in the premises of Kompassi.


Nonstop lessons

On Mondays Finland 1

from 14 to 16. (For beginners)

Contents include, for example, the alphabet, verb types and verb conjugation, key word types and locative forms, possessive structure.


On Wednesdays Finland 2

from 14 to 16. (For the slightly advanced)

Content, e.g. language knowledge, e.g. degree change (verbs and nouns), key word types and locative forms, imperfect, word classes, sentence theory (object), plural partitive)

The teacher is Finnish language teacher Satu Nummi P. 050 455 2745,


Let’s read together – Finnish language teaching

Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

We study and learn to speak and write Finnish in small groups (1-3 people together with an instructor). In the group,  we study current affairs, using newspapers and literature, among other things. The participant’s progression takes place according to their own starting level and wishes.


Children are also welcome in the small group and Kompassi has good facilities for peaceful baby care. In small groups you get to know new people and make friends.


The group’s instructors are Kompassi volunteers.


Repetition language group

Thursdays from 12.00 to 13.00 (during the summer break 1.6.-1.9.)

In a repetition group, learning together takes place through listening and repetition. The group is especially suitable for those familiar with the Finnish language or those looking for support in the spoken language.

The group is guided by Kompassi volunteers who have been trained in the method.




Finnish language discussion circle

Fridays from 14:00 to 15:30 (during the summer break from June 17)

Information for everyday life through conversation. Every week we discuss different topics in Finnish, e.g. education, daycare for children, KELA services, housing, etc.


ATTENTION! The participant speaks and understands Finnish at least at the A2 level.


Lisää hakemisesta sivu


Welcome to Finland – the course is a Finnish language and social orientation course for immigrants. The teacher is Satu Nummi.


In 2023, we will implement the Welcome to Finland courses as a purchase of employment services for the city of Kuopio for immigrants as follows:


Welcome to Finland – course no. 1.

Welcome to Finland – course no. 2.

Welcome to Finland – course no. 3.

Welcome to Finland – course no. 4.

Welcome to Finland – course no. 5.


You apply for the course using a form, which you can fill out either at Kompassi (Kauppakatu 40-42) or at Kuopio City’s Navigaattori (Torikatu 5).

Regarding Welcome to Finland courses, you can contact:


Kompassi director Katja Koponen


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