Study Finnish With a private teacher

Private Finnish Lessons

Customized Lessons
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 when you’re living in this country. We can find you a suitable course book, or use any authentic material that you want. Most of my students take private lessons, but I also teach groups of 2 – 4 students.
Anywhere in the world
I teach via Skype or Google Hangouts. My students can be anywhere in the world and study in the comfort of their homes.
Fast and easy start
Contact me, and let’s set up the free trial session and discuss 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 teacher.
Pay online Easily
I usually send a bill in an email after three sessions, or once a month. If you don’t have a Finnish bank account, you can pay me through Paypal. (If you work in Finnish, remember to ask if your employer would pay for the lessons!)
Your 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. I have taught in different schools and also at the university level, but now I’m really enjoying my freedom as an entrepreneur.

In addition to private teaching, I evaluate the National Certificates of Language Proficiency tests in Finnish and in English. I also simplify novels into easy Finnish and 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 am married and I have two 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.

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After the 30 minute trial session, I charge 60 € per a 45 minute lesson. If you are interested in private lessons, please send me a short introduction about yourself.