Finnish courses

Monday and Wednesday’s (14-16) Finnsh language non-stop classes will restart on August 10th.
Tuesday and Thursdays (15.30-17.30) classes will restart in September.

Kompassi offers Finnish language courses four days in a week. These courses are free and open for all and they are held at Kompassi.
You do not need to register / sign-up for these courses.

The levels mentioned here are determined by Kompassi, they do not correspond to the official language levels.

Course schedule  (In Finnish, English, Russian and Arabic)

Kompassi’s Finnish language courses offer variety of opportunities for the students to study the language.
 We offer two different levels of language learning (for beginners and for little advanced levels), through which you can learn grammar and language structure.
 Apart from this, you can practice speaking Finnish language in two different levels (beginners and for little advanced). Students are encouraged to speak more Finnish in these interactive groups.
Anniina Tourunen
Satu Nummi

Finnish teacher
050 455 2745
satu.nummi@puijola.net

Non-Stop Courses

Finnish 1
  • from 14-16
  • beginners
  • grammar

For ex: alphabets, verbs and verb conjugation, key word types and cases, possessive structure

Finnish in everyday life
  • from 15.30-17.30 (restart in September)
  • beginners
  • interaction and discussions

For ex: vocabulary (time, food, family, animals, occupation, housing, etc.), festivity calendar, questions, know your city

Finnish 2
  • from 14-16
  • little advanced
  • grammar

For ex: consonant gradations (verbs and nouns), key word types and cases, part of speech, objects, plural partitive

Finland and me
  • from 15.30-17.30 (restart in September)
  • little advanced
  • interactions and discussions

For ex: authentic texts and listening comprehension, Finnish history & society, festivity calendar, cultural themes


‘Let’s read together – Finnish lessons for women

When and where? (restart in September)
Tuesdays from 12 – 14 at Kompassi (Kauppakatu 40).

Come and learn Finnish language through – books, newspapers, pictures, speaking and writing!

The idea is:

  • one teacher for 1-2 students
  • to make study plan according to the needs and level of the student
  • to meet new people and make friends
  • this is not your normal classroom study

You can bring your kids with you! Remember, this group is only for women!

Let’s speak Finnish – Finnish discussion group

When and where? (restart in September)
Tuesdays from 14.15 – 15.15 at Kompassi (Kauppakatu 40).

  • Variety of subjects are discussed in this group along with learning Finnish vocabulary and sentence framing with the help of board-games.

This group is open and free for all.

Don’t be shy. Welcome to speak Finnish!

”It starts with A” – Finnish basics for the reading & writing under-skilled

Where and when? (restart in September)
Thursdays from 11-13 at Kompassi (Kauppakatu 40).

You can contact varsha.shurpali@puijola.net / 044 078 7282 for enrollment or more questions.

  • Learning Finnish reading and writing basics with the Finnish alphabets. Teaching is done slowly with the help of pictures and other props.
  • The course is meant for those who do can’t read or write in their mother tongue, or those who don’t know English alphabets
  • Teachers are Kompassi’s volunteers.

Welcome to learn Finnish step by step and word by word!

Let’s Write Finnish -group

Where and when? (restart in September)

Thursdays from 14.15-15.15 at Kompassi (Kauppakatu 40).

You can contact varsha.shurpali@puijola.net / 044 078 7282 for more questions.

  • This course is meant for those who can at least frame one sentence in Finnish.
  • You get guidance to practice and write short paragraphs on different themes every week.
  • You can also read them out loud
  • Instructors are Kompassi’s trainees and volunteers.

Welcome to write Finnish!