Learn Basic Finnish Online

- ECTS credits, Academic Year 2022-2023, -
A Finnish-language online course starting from the very beginning. Start your Finnish language studies flexibly while working (or being otherwise busy in your life). You can be located anywhere in the world, studying on this course is done fully online. The course is taught by the University of Oulu's qualified, and much liked, Finnish-language teachers, and they will be there to support you along the way.


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Enrollment period


Mode of delivery

Web-Based Studies

Course study period



199 €

Education information

This introductory course aims to help a new Finnish learner to cope with the most common everyday situations in Finnish. During the course, you will learn useful everyday phrases, general features of the vocabulary and grammar, and the main principles of Finnish-language pronunciation.

The topics and communicative situations covered in the course: general information about Finnish language, some politeness phrases (how to greet, thank and apologize), introducing oneself, asking about and providing basic personal information, numbers, some time expressions (how to tell and ask the time, days of the week, times of day), food, drink and asking about prices.

This modern and flexible online course

  • has 4 time-dependent online lessons (every other Monday at 16-18, on 3.10., 17.10., 31.10. and 14.11.), otherwise you can proceed at your own speed during the course (the teacher will be there to support you online)
  • uses many methods to support effective learning: a course study booklet, Zoom lessons, lively videos, an interactive learning platform, flashcards, vocabulary lists, audio recordings, and exams.

The course teachers are the University of Oulu's qualified, and much liked, Finnish-language teachers.

For more information, contact Planning Officer Monika Luukkonen by email at monika.luukkonen@oulu.fi.

Education format

Continuous learning


Academic Year 2022-2023

Field of study

Language and communication studies



Teaching language


Course organiser

University of Oulu



Maximum participants


Last updated: 14.9.2022