Study Finnish With a private teacher

Private Finnish Lessons

Customized Lessons
With me, you can study anything that you want and need. We can practice all parts of the language at any level, and I can help you with the Finnish you see and hear if you’re living in this country. We can find you a suitable course book, or use any authentic material that you want.
Anywhere in the world
The classes will take place at my home in Jyväskylä, or online using audio and video programmes like Skype. At the moment, most of my private students live and work in Finland, but anybody can be my student, anywhere in the world.
Fast and easy start
Contact me, and I’ll inform you about the price and my methods. We will then set up the free trial session and figure out what you need and want. The first meeting doesn’t commit you with anything, as the idea is to get to know each other and see how it feels to study with a private tutor.
Pay online Easily
I usually send a bill in an email after two or three sessions. If you don’t have a Finnish bank account, you can pay me through Paypal. Notice that you can also buy Finnish lessons as a gift for someone special :)
About the Teacher

My name is Hanna Männikkölahti. I’m a native Finn and a professional Finnish teacher.

I earned my Master’s Degree from the University of Jyväskylä, and I’ve worked as a Finnish teacher since 2001.

In addition to private teaching, I evaluate the National Certificates of Language Proficiency tests in Finnish and in English. Lately, I've taught at a vocational institute Jyväskylä School of home Economics, where I taught both Finns and immigrants. I have also taught at the Open University of Jyväskylä, Summer University of Jyväskylä, and at the University of Jyväskylä Language Center. Early in my career, I spent my summers teaching at Salolampi Finnish language camp in Minnesota, USA.

I am married and I have two small children. My family is bilingual, and both Finnish and English are used at home. I am very interested in multilingualism and language learning in general.

In addition to teaching, I write a blog called Random Finnish Lesson. The blog is partially my hobby, but also a very handy teaching tool and a way to help foreigners who are learning Finnish. I hope you’ll enjoy reading my blog!

Puhutko jo suomea? Olen koulutukseltani äidinkielen ja kirjallisuuden opettaja ja autan mielelläni myös niitä, joiden kielitaito on jo todella korkea tai äidinkielisen veroinen. Voimme esimerkiksi keskustella kirjallisuudesta, analysoida uutisia ja hioa kirjoittamiasi tekstejä, tai vain jutella ajankohtaisista aiheista ja laajentaa sanavarastoasi. Ikärajaa ei ole, joten yksityispetus sopii myös kaksikielisille lapsille. Ensimmäinen tapaaminen on aina ilmainen. En ole terapeutti, mutta jos asut ulkomailla ja haluat keskustella jonkun kanssa omalla äidinkielelläsi, voin kuunnella ja auttaa sinua löytämään ratkaisuja ongelmiisi.

What Students Say

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Unfortunately, I cannot take any new students right now. I'll update it here when I have more time again. Kiitos!