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Språk / Languages: Finnish

Finnish as a second language

This guide is aimed for students learning Finnish as a second language.

Finnish newspapers

  • ePress Newspapers published in Finland (in Finnish and Swedish). Access only in the Hanken network. (LM Tietopalvelut)
  • PressDisplay Newspapers and magazines from 100 countries, including Finland. Can also be used as PressReader (app).

Finnish society and culture


Finnish language

  • Finsk grammatik (på svenska) - Finnish grammar (in English) (RedFox Masters)
  • Learn Finnish Video tutorials: Vocabulary, grammar, expressions, travel dictionary (RedFox Masters)
  • Uuno Uuno portrays four interactive comics on everyday life situations. For every story you have additional information on Finland and Finns, including some odd grammatical bits. Light and entertaining introduction to the Finnish grammar. (Tampere Polytechnic)
  • Welcome to learn Finnish Learn the basics of Finnish language. Tervetuloa oppimaan suomea. Suomen kielen alkeet. (Yle)
  • Venla – Finnish for Foreigners Finnish online language materials: lessons, vocabulary, grammar, exercises, blog.
  • Ymmärrä suomea Luetunymmärtämiskurssi suomea vieraana kielenä opiskeleville. (Opetushallitus)

Yle News - Yle uutiset

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Helsingin sanomat

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Language courses

Language course in Finnish as audio books.
Need help to get started with the audio books? Please ask the library staff!

Search for books and e-books

Search in Hanna, the search service for printed and electronic material.

For a larger selection of Finnish language courses use Helmet - Helsinki City Library.

Search in Tria, the library catalogue of the Tritonia Academic Library, Vaasa.