Learn Finnish

 

Learning the Finnish language alone is daunting. We recommend you attend one of the following Finnish language schools located in cities around Australia to meet fellow curious minds.

If you are unable to attend one of these locations there are plenty more ways you can learn the Finnish language in all its glory, be it books or apps.  Looking for something more to sink your teeth into, enroll in a free online course for basic Finnish developed by the University of Helsinki. If all else fails, there is only one option left, booking a trip to Finland.

Australian Capital Territory

Suomi-koulu Canberra
Finnish Lutheran Church
22 Watson St, Turner ACT 2612
  • Classes are held once a week on Mondays (children at 16.00–17.40 and adults at 17.40–19.10)
  • The school terms follow the ACT school system.

New South Wales

Concord West Public School
378 Concord Rd, Concord West NSW 2138
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  • Mondays at 17.30–19.30
  • Classes are for children aged 3–5 years, 5–8 years and 9–16 years.
  • The school terms follow the NSW school system.
NBSC Mackellar Girls Campus
11 Campbell Parade, Manly Vale NSW 2093
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  • Tuesdays at 16.00–18.00
  • Classes are for children aged 3–5 years, 5–8 years and 9–16 years.
  • The school terms follow the NSW school system.
Randwick Boys High School
Rainbow &, Avoca St, Randwick NSW 2031
  • Wednesdays at 17.30–19.30
  • Classes are for children aged 3–5 years, 5–8 years and 9–16 years.
  • The school terms follow the NSW school system.

 Victoria

Suomi-talo Altona
119 Pier St, Altona VIC 3018
  • Classes take place on Saturdays every fortnight at 9.45–12.00 (three different groups)
Finnish School of Melbourne Bayside Inc
6 Childers St, Mentone VIC 3194
  • Every Monday at 5.30–6.30 pm during school terms

Western Australia

Perth Finnish School Inc.
Immanuel Finnish Lutheran Church of Perth
30 Nicol Rd, Parkwood WA 6147
  • Classes are held on Saturdays every fortnight, 14.00–15.30.
  • The school has four groups: Siilit (small children), Oravat (kindy – 2nd year), Karhut (≥ 3rd year) and adults.
  • The school terms follow the Western Australian school system.

 Queensland

Suomi-talo Brisbane
62 Newnham Rd, Mount Gravatt East QLD 4122
  • Once a month on a Saturday at 14.00–16.00 (children aged 3–15 years)
Mooloolaba School
15 Meta St, Mooloolaba QLD 4557
  • Once a month on a Saturday at 13.00–14.30 (children aged 3–15 years)
University of Queensland
Institute of Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Beginner level Finnish taught as a non-accredited language-learning course