When we asked our students WHY they learn Finnish, can you guess what the most common answer was?
We met up with Peter, a student in our level 4 class, and his partner Kaisa for a chat.
“I grew up in The Hague, in The Netherlands, and Kaisa in Espoo, in Finland. I moved to Brussels 3 years ago, Kaisa has been living here for 12 years. I think it is important to be able to speak the language of my partner to some level. We usually speak in English together, but it’s really fun that we are able to make a joke, read an article or watch a TV programme together in Finnish and Dutch.
The journey of learning Finnish has been good! People should not be daunted. There are more similarities to other languages than many people think! Even though the grammar is very different, there are many loanwords, which are similar to words in Dutch, German or even English. For example kellari is a cellar.”
Thinking about learning Finnish for love (or any other reason?) then we have good news! Our new intensive beginners course starts on the 6th of May 2023!
The course will take place online from May-July and will prepare students to join the Level 2 class in the autumn. For more information please contact our Head of Administration, Eeva-Maria Viitanen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about our Finnish Courses.