Family Finnish:
Complete Beginners

Family Finnish 1 is a 5-week online course for complete beginners (level A0) who would like to start their journey to the Finnish language.


We start from scratch by familiarising ourselves with the features of the Finnish language and learning the pronunciation of the Finnish alphabet. We practise basic vocabulary and phrases such as greetings, responses, numbers, verbs, and everyday items. We also learn to use simple structures such as personal conjugation of verbs and basic question clauses.

During the lessons, we practise speaking and listening skills through conversation, drama and game activities. We gain confidence to speak Finnish right from the beginning. We focus on the spoken Finnish to make it easier to understand native speakers.

After each lesson, you will have a reflective homework assignment to help you apply your Finnish skills in the daily life with Finnish-speaking family members. Individual feedback and study tips are provided during the course.

Course details

Level: A0

Language of instruction: English and Finnish


  • Learn basic vocabulary, structures and phrases related to everyday life

  • Integrate the Finnish language into the everyday situations

Homework: Reflecting assignment

Assessment: Individual feedback during the course

Material: Provided through Google Classroom (Google account required)

Location: Google Meet

Schedule: Notice that the times are in Melbourne time (Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time).

  • Lesson 1:

    • Thursday November 4 at 6-6.50pm AEDT

  • Lesson 2:

    • Thursday November 11 at 6-6.50pm AEDT

  • Lesson 3:

    • Thursday November 18 at 6-6.50pm AEDT

  • Lesson 4:

    • Thursday November 25 at 6-6.50pm AEDT

  • Lesson 5:

    • Thursday December 2 at 6-6.50pm AEDT

Number of participants: Max. 4 students per group


  • 5 lessons for 110€ / A$180

EnrolmentSign up by filling in the contact form or sending me an email. You will receive the course instructions and invoice through email.