Finnish courses

Kompassi offers non-stop Finnish language courses three days in a week. These courses are open and free 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.

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.
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Apart from these classes, Kompassi offers Finnish lesson groups which are led by Kompassi’s Finnish volunteers. That info is just below the time schedule for the non-stop courses.
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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

Now held on Thursday
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

Finnish in everyday life
  • from 14-16 (restarts 2.9.)
  • beginners
  • interaction and discussions

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


‘Let’s read together’ – Finnish lessons

When and where? (restarts on 5.10.)
Tuesdays from 13.30 – 15.30 at Kompassi (Kauppakatu 40).

Welcome to learn Finnish language through – books, newspapers, speaking and writing!

The idea is:

– one Finnish volunteer teacher teaches 1-3 students in small groups

– study plan made according to the needs and level of the student

– not your normal classroom study

– meet new people and make friends

Children are welcome with you! Breastfeeding moms will have separate teaching area.

Warmly welcome to study Finnish! 😊

Let’s speak Finnish – Finnish discussion group

When and where?
Fridays from 14 – 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.

Welcome to practice Finnish!

Let’s Write Finnish -group

Where and when? (paused)

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

Please contact varsha.shurpali@puijola.net / 044 078 7282 if you have 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!