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Finnish Language Course | How Long Does It Take to Master Finnish? | Baltic Media Language Training Centre

In this section you will find out: How long does it take to master Finnish? | Does your mother-tongue affect your mastery of Finnish? | How many classes does it take to master Finnish? | Finnish language course for companies | Finnish language course for individuals | Private classes | How much does a Finnish language course cost?

Finnish (suomi) is a Finnic language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland and by ethnic Finns outside Finland. Finnish is one of the two official languages of Finland (the other being the Swedish language); Finnish is also an official minority language in Sweden.

Finnish is a member of the Finnic group of the Uralic family of languages. The Finnic group also includes Estonian and a few minority languages spoken around the Baltic Sea. Finnish is spoken by about five million people, most of whom reside in Finland. There are also notable Finnish-speaking minorities in Sweden, Norway, Russia, Estonia, Brazil, Canada, and the United States. The majority of the population of Finland, 90.37% as of 2010, speak Finnish as their first language.

How Long Does It Take to Master Finnish? 

In order to learn the communication phrases used by tourists in daily situations a couple days in the language course will suffice. However, if you want to master written and spoken Finnish more properly, you should allow one to three years. In order to achieve an academic level, you will need at least five to seven years.

Is It Possible to Master It Faster?

With time and motivation you can master Finnish faster. The more time you dedicate to learning the language, the faster you will achieve the result. Daily communication in Finnish will be a great advantage. And do not forget the media (radio and television), press, cultural events, music, and films in Finnish.

Does Your Mother-Tongue Affect Your Mastery of Finnish?

If you speak Estonian or it is your mother-tongue, you will learn Finnish easier and faster. People proficient in Uralic languages will see similarities with the Finnish grammar system and words loaned from these languages.

Some important tips in order to master Finnish faster:

  • Learn each new word in the context it is used in.
  • Repeat what you have learned often because repetition is the mother of learning;
  • Use both real and virtual Finnish language domain;
  • Use the media (TV, radio, music, literature, social media platforms) in Finnish;
  • Read fiction in Finnish, start with easy Finnish;
  • Let yourself make mistakes, use the language, jump in the Finnish language river for a swim! You can do it!

How Many Classes Does It Take to Master Finnish?

Each language learner is different, however, you can see roughly how much effort and time you will have to dedicate to learning the language below:

C2 - 60 hours (C2/1) + 60 hours (C2/2)

C1 - 60 hours (C1/1) + 60 hours (C1/2)

B2 - 60 hours (B2/1) + 60 hours (B2/2) 

B1 - 60 hours (B1/1) + 60 hours (B1/2)

A2 - 48 hours (A2/1) + 48 hours (A2/2)

A1 - 48 hours (A1/1) + 48 hours (A1/2)

If you want to master Finnish language, contact the employees of our language centre by e-mail: kursi@balticmedia.com or call +371 67224395. 

For more information on how the language courses of Baltic Media, the leading language service company in Northern Europe, are organized visit: https://www.balticmedia.com/language-training-courses-classes-lessons 

Baltic Media is a language service company founded in Sweden with over 25 years of experience, therefore, you can trust our Finnish language course!

Finnish Language Course for Companies

Teachers of the Baltic Media Language Learning Centre are professionals who use a creative, contemporary approach to preparing and conducting language courses and will adapt the content to your needs and wishes.

Finnish language courses we offer:

  • Correspond to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2),;
  • Use a test to assesses Finnish language skills of employees before starting a course;
  • Develop all the necessary Finnish language skills with a focus on speaking;
  • Teach how to conduct successful business negotiations with clients or business partners.

During the studies, the teacher checks the progress of participants of the Finnish language course and at the end of the course submits to the employer a report on presence / absence and the assessment of language skills. Participants of the Finnish language course receive a certificate of the level of Finnish language skills achieved.

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Finnish Language Course for Individuals

Baltic Media Language Training Centre offers private lessons or group classes at our office. If you travel or go on business trips often, it is worth applying for Skype classes. Our teachers will develop a Finnish language course programme to meet your needs.

During classes you will learn how to do the following:

  • Book a hotel, order food, travel, find a job etc.;
  • Communicate to leave a good impression;
  • Tell about your culture or find out about the differences in another culture;
  • Conduct business negotiations successfully;
  • Prepare presentations in Finnish and much more.

All you have to do is assess your Finnish language skills and apply for private lessons or group classes.

Individual Finnish Language Course | Private Lessons

If you want to save money and master the language faster, you might want to apply for private Finnish language lessons.

Individual Finnish language course is especially effective as the lecturer dedicates all their attention to one language learner. Although one academic hour is slightly more expensive than a group lesson, money is spent more effectively and in the long run private lessons will cost you less. If you study individually, you will need less classes to achieve the desired result than you would in a group setting. 

If you have no prior knowledge of Finnish, start with the beginner's level A1.

How Much Does a Finnish Language Course Cost?

24 classes (48 academic hours) will cost you from 279 euro (incl. VAT), if the classes are conducted in an open group setting at the Baltic Media Language Training Centre on Elizabetes iela 2, Riga. The price of individual learning is from 19.00 EUR + VAT (21%) per one academic hour (45 min.). One standard lesson usually lasts 1.5 h (2 x 45 min.). Fees might differ depending on the level of the course. To find out the exact fee, contact our employees by e-mail; kursi@balticmedia.com or call +37167224395.