Family Finnish:
Almost Beginners

Have you already learnt some basic vocabulary and phrases in Finnish? In case, you would like to continue your Finnish journey by building simple sentences and practising easy everyday conversations, this is the course for you. Family Finnish Almost Beginners is a 5-week course designed for students at level A1-A2.

During the lessons, we practise speaking and listening skills through conversation, drama and game activities. We learn to tell about ourselves and our families and practise everyday vocabulary such as food and hobbies. We learn how to use structures such as verb conjugation, -ko/kö question suffix, and the partitive case. We focus on the spoken Finnish to make it easier to understand native speakers and gain confidence to speak Finnish in the daily situations.

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: A1-A2

Languages of instruction: English and Finnish


  • Learn vocabulary, structures and phrases related to everyday life

  • Improve sentence building and conversation skills

  • Gain confidence to use Finnish in your daily life

Homework: Reflective assignment

Assessment: Individual feedback during the course

Material: Provided through Google Classroom (Google account required)

Location: Google Meet

Schedule: You can choose to attend the course on Mondays or Thursdays, or both. Notice that the times are in Melbourne time (Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time). The program of each small group is customised based on the participants preferences.

  • Lesson 1:

    • Thursday November 4 at 7-7.50pm AEDT

    • Monday November 8 at 6-6.50pm AEDT

  • Lesson 2:

    • Thursday November 11 at 7-7.50pm AEDT

    • Monday November 15 at 7-7.50pm AEDT, NOTICE THE DIFFERENT TIME!

  • Lesson 3:

    • Thursday November 18 at 7-7.50pm AEDT

    • Monday November 22 at 6-6.50pm AEDT

  • Lesson 4:

    • Thursday November 25 at 7-7.50pm AEDT

    • Monday November 29 at 6-6.50pm AEDT

  • Lesson 5:

    • Thursday December 2 at 7-7.50pm AEDT

    • Monday December 6 at 6-6.50pm AEDT

Number of participants: Max. 6 students per group


  • 5 lessons for 99€ / A$159 

  • 10 lessons for 159€ / A$249

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