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Free Finnish Lessons and Courses

Free Finnish Lessons and Courses
We have gathered together here a number of free Finnish language lessons and language courses for those learning Finnish, along with some other Finnish language resources, such as Finnish online courses and exercises, podcasts, video lessons, alphabets, dictionaries, lexicons, verb conjugations, language communities, newspapers, articles, and books. Most of these sites will be in English, although a number are multilingual in nature.

  Video Lessons

FinnishPod101 Video Lessons
27 videos for learning Finnish.
inFinnish Video Lessons
34 Videos for learning Finnish.
Laura Chabinak Video Lessons
14 Videos for learning Finnish.

  Courses and Exercises

101 Languages Finnish
"This site is designed as a starting point for people who want to learn more about the Finnish language. The links on the left contain English to Finnish translations as well as other useful information about the Finnish language."
DigitalDialects Finnish Games
"Buttons with the round speaker icon indicate games that include audio. Materials on this site are at present are aimed at learners with beginner to lower-intermediate levels of Finnish language. There are a couple of vocabulary building activities for intermediate to advanced learners on the Finnish advanced activities page."
Finnish For Busy People
A comprehensive site for Finnish grammar and vocabulary.
Finnish For Foreigners
"This introduction to Finnish language and Finland is divided into two parts. In the first part, you will be introduced to a number of basic Finnish words used in everyday life. In the second part, you will learn basic grammar, and you may try out the words you learned in the first part by reading the story. Both parts will give you an all-round presentation of Finnish culture, offering web links to various Finnish sites for you to explore."
Finnish Grammar
Finnish grammar covering, phonology, pronouns, numerals, verbs, conjunctions, adverbs, cases, and case endings. The whole grammar can be downloaded from this page.
Finnish Grammar
Finnish grammar with vocabulary; this site is a work in progress and not yet finished.
Free site with registration, with podcast audio and video lessons, vocabulary learning tools and spaced repetition flashcards, detailed pdf lesson notes, and lively community forum and lesson discussions.
Learn101 Finnish
Elementary Finnish lessons for the beginner.
LiveMocha Finnish
Every language lesson includes reading, writing, and speaking exercises, with courses for every skill level, with language lessons that will help you learn Finnish faster and build confidence to converse with native speakers. Finnish Lessons
Short courses on adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine...), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, and excercises to help with Finnish grammar.
A Very Short Finnish Grammar
One small page of information about Finnish grammar.

  Language Communities Learn to Speak Finnish
"Learn Finnish online by practicing with a native speaker who is learning your language. Write or speak Finnish online to improve grammar or conversation."
Polyglot is a non-profit community dedicated to language exchange. Polyglot allows you to find the right person ready to exchange languages with you. You will search for penpals according to age, gender, location, hobbies, etc. Polyglot is fully customizable. You will choose your own icons, styles or post your own Polyglot translations, so that more people speaking your language can become a member.
UniLang Community
The main purpose of the UniLang Community is to provide an online site where people interested in languages can unite, openly discuss, and find resources related to language(s), linguistics and translations. We are an open non-profit organization, meaning that everything on our site is publicly accessible at no cost, and membership is also free and open for everybody. All data, unless otherwise stated, is licensed under an open licence, the UniLang Public License, as opposed to a restrictive copyright.

  Other Finnish Resources

Finnish Dictionaries Online
Comprehensive listing of Finnish dictionaries, technical reference, grammars, and other language aids.
Finnish Internet Radio and Online News Radio
Large directory of internet radio programs with conversation and music in a number of different audio formats.
Finnish Newspapers Online
Directory of online Finnish newspapers.