Do you want to learn Finnish for free? Are you planning to visit or stay in Finland? Or probably you are already here and wondering how to learn Finnish easily?
This post is for you if you want to learn Finnish for free. You can also, later on, decide if you want to continue your knowledge and enrol on a paid course.
What is Finnish language?
The Finnish language is one of the official languages in Finland other than Swedish. It is the majority spoken language of the country and a minority language in the neighbour country Sweden too.
It is also close to the Estonian and Hungarian languages.
Do people in Finland speaks English at all?
The answer is Yes. In fact, they are very good at English. What I noticed with the Finns, they prefer to speak their local language. If you ask them do they speak English, they are very humble and say that they do not know-how. The reality is, they do and they are excellent in English.
However, most of the older generations don’t use English at all so it is difficult for them to speak it, even let’s say they know it. Nowadays though, many companies use English as the official working language.
Reasons to learn Finnish?
If Finns know English, why learn Finnish? There are many reasons. If you are going to stay in Finland for more than a month, it is worth knowing the language. It will be easier for you to know the culture. You can go around and talk to locals and interact in a conversation. Learning a
Is Finnish an easy or difficult language?
Studying a new language is always different and challenging. I know people who say Finnish is one of the most difficult languages to learn while some learn or speak the language in just a few months and can engage in a very good conversation already.
Every new language is a challenge to learn, however, if you are motivated and you take time to focus on learning, there is no problem at all. I learned to communicate in Finnish in just a year of studying in Finland. At that time, I only had the first 3 months of once a week lessons in my degree. You can read my post about How did I learn to speak Finnish.
I experienced the struggle to learn, but I was very determined to know the language.
You can learn Finnish for free
I am happy to say that I had the chance to know and be able to enrol in a Finnish course for free. I can say that this course is worth enrolling in!
Your instructor is Varpu of Her Finland, a Finnish entrepreneur and an MSc degree holder. She came from a family of teachers and know how to speak 6 languages!
I know there are plenty of free online resources out there but I tell you, Varpu is a really great language teacher.
Her totally free course Spark your Finnish will help you know that Finnish is not that difficult to learn. You can learn to speak Finnish in less than 30 minutes! How fun is that?
Before you enrol in the course, you can read many of the testimonials of her students and you will know how great the course is. By the way, she has thousands of students who take the course.
Do you want to continue for a paid course?
If you want to know more after taking the Spark your Finnish free course, there is a paid course suitable for your need. What is best to learn the language is to focus on the spoken Finnish part, that is why it is called Conversational Finnish for Beginners.
This course will help you a lot as if just talking to a Finnish friend. Varpu makes the Finnish language course easy for all her students.
What´s included in the course?
- 35+ Video lessons, spoken Finnish hacks
- 25 pages workbook full of exercise
- Checklist for you and many other
- You can have also free bonuses included like personal WhatsApp support and Essential Finnish Phrases for Travellers which cost separately if you are not a student of the course.
What is best about this online course is that you can start whenever you want. Once you are enrolled, you get instant access and you take it when suitable for you and finish whenever you want.
As the course
You don’t even need to be in Finland to be able to enrol in the course. You can enrol in this paid course Conversational Finnish for Beginners wherever you are.
As one of the bonuses of this course mentioned is the Essential Finnish Phrases for Travellers that contains 150 key phrases and words for your Finland coming visit. It also includes a quick cheat sheet for all situations.
This course works perfectly on a mobile device and you can access it any time as long as you are connected to the internet. If you also want it hard copy, there is a printable version where you can easily print it.
This paid course is a very great deal but if you are not happy with the course, you have 30 days after you had the purchase. You can message Varpu and you can get a full refund.
If you are not yet ready for the paid course, you can always remember to have the free course Spark your Finnish. You can learn Finnish for free easily but remember to be very active and use what you learn from the course in communicating.
Are you looking for places to visit in Finland? I have a post about our Finland travel that might interest you.