Yliopiston kielikeskus

Self-study materials

Klikkaa tästä selataksesi sivua suomeksi

A wide variety of materials, support for self-study and tips for fun language learning


Did you notice that gaining good knowledge in a language requires more than just active participation in a course? You have to embolden yourself and use the language also outside of the classroom walls, learning from different media and everyday life. Don't worry!  Luckily, we are in Finland, and you probably already noticed that Finnish is all around you!

You can also study Finnish with online self-study materials. The materials ideally support the courses, or they can be used for self-study.



How do I learn Finnish?

What kind of a learner are you? Are your learning strategies effective?


Don't be alone!

Study with a friend

You can study Finnish in the EOTO programme at different language proficiency levels.


Study something about Finnish that interests you – either alone, with a partner or in a group – and learn the Finnish language at the same time.

You can complete the Suunnista Suomessa self-study project at different language proficiency levels, but only after Suomi 2.


How are you?

Practise your listening skills and reacting in Finnish

These exercises are suitable for the Suomi 2 and Suomi 3 (A2–B1) levels.


Do you understand spoken Finnish? Listen to Finns in the library. What do they talk about and how – in real life!

This material is suitable for the Suomi 2 or Suomi 3 (A2–B1) levels.


Learn how to react in different situations. In Finnish, of course.

This material is suitable for the Suomi 3 and Suomi 4 (A2–B1) levels. But it also works for practising at the Suomi 4 (B2) level.


Learn about the Finnish dialects!

This material is very suitable for the Suomi 4 or Suomi 5 (B2–C1) levels.


Watch and listen to presentations about Finland, and practise by doing exercises.

You can use this material at different language proficiency levels for oral presentations. The instructions are suitable for preparing oral presentations in Suomi 2, Suomi 3 and Suomi 4 courses (A2–B2).


Follow Mikael’s day and learn to talk about how you feel.

This material is perfect for the Suomi 2 level or when you are revising for the Suomi 3 course (A2).


Learn spoken Finnish with Mikael.

This material is suitable for the Suomi 4 and Suomi 5 (B1–B2) levels.


Open the mysteries of media with Mikael and practise efficient strategies.

This material is suitable for the Suomi 2 and Suomi 3 (A2–B1) levels.


Extra materials for the Language Centre courses


Survival Finnish - Listening materials


Suomi 1 - Listening materials






Opintoasiat ja hallinto
Seminaarinmäki, Oppio-rakennus


Yliopiston kielikeskus
PL 35
40014 Jyväskylän yliopisto