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Apr 2, 2024 | News

Join our *new* Intensive Finnish Course for Beginners starting 2 May!

Dates: The course takes place online from May to July. The group meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturday mornings. Each class lasts three hours.

Location: Our courses are held online, using Zoom. Please note that the lessons are not recorded. You do not need to be in Belgium to take the course, you are welcome to join from anywhere in the world.

Fee: The fee for the Intensive Beginners Online Course is 600 euros.
Payment must be made before the start of the course to the account of The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux. You will receive the payment details after registering. Please note the course book is not included in the course fee.

Please note, the courses take place when there are at least 6 enrolled students per course.

Registration for the course closes on the 26th of April.

Register now!

“Why not starting your Finnish studies this spring? The intensive beginners’ course will allow you to get started with your journey of discovery into the Finnish language. The classes take three hours at the time but the time does really fly when you’re studying Finnish” says Sanna Joutsijoki, the teacher of the course.

For more information about our courses head to our Finnish Courses page.

Got questions? Please feel to contact our Head of Administration, Eeva-Maria Viitanen at

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