Finnish Links

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Tutorials & Courses

FSI Finnish - The same course used by the U.S. government to train diplomats. This course is now available in digital format thanks to a community effort.

Finnish For Beginners - A short simple course.  Part 2 is also available.  

Finnish Grammar Tutorial - A very nice tutorial for the Finnish language.

Linguanaut - A useful collection of basic phrases.

Interesting Reading Practice

Children's Library - Currently offers 8 children's books in Finnish that can be read online.

Helsingin Sanomat - Finland's leading daily newspaper.

Ilta-Sanomat - Online news.

Kauppalehti - Online news.

Finnish Bible - The entire Bible available in Finnish.

Finnish Online Newspapers - A collection of links to online newspapers.

Project Gutenberg - Several online books freely available.

Wikipedia - Wikipedia in Finnish. If online news isn't interesting enough for you, you can search for whatever you like on Wikipedia.

Things To Listen To

Logos Children's Library - A handful of children's stories in Finnish, all have an accompanying audio file. This is a wonderful way to improve your listening and reading skills.

Finnish Internet Radio - A large list of online radio stations that broadcast in Finnish.

Radio Sweden International - News and audio in Finnish.

SBS Radio - Offers short audio files covering various subjects.

Seitsemän Veljestä (Seven Brothers) - The famous Finnish story is available as a free audio book in Real Audio format.


Other Finnish Resources

Digital Dialects - This website offers basic vocabulary and games to help you practice.

The Finnish Language - Information from Wikipedia about the Finnish language. Or try reading about the Finnish language in Finnish for even more practice.

Verbix - The best online verb conjugator I have found. Just type in a verb and Verbix will completely conjugate it for you.