Finnish pronunciation workshop with Päivi Virkkunen

Come practice Finnish pronunciation with me and my colleague Päivi Virkkunen! Päivi is specialized in phonetics, so she is really good at teaching Finnish pronunciation. We've had this workshop already four times, and we have received good feedback from the participants.

Time, place and price

  • Time: We haven't decided the date of the next worshop. Let us know what day and time would be perfect for you! You can email me in
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Place: Zoom (You'll receive a link before the workshop)
  • Price: 29 €
  • You'll be able to sign up in Ääntämisklinikka's online store 

Content of the workshop

  • The vowels y,ö and ä
  • Finnish h (a little different depending on the other sounds around it)
  • Finnish l (surprisingly tricky)
  • The ŋ sound (hiding in nk and ng!)
  • No aspiration! (k, p, and t are just k, p and t.)
  • Duration (long and short vowels and consonants)

How does it work?

Päivi and I will first model the pronunciation and explain how it's done, and then the students can practice with their microphones off. After that, you can ask questions, and then we'll move on to the next topic. The example sentences will be from the easy Finnish novels Yösyöttö, Juurihoito and Ei kertonut katuvansa. We will speak Finnish, but the slides are in Finnish and in English. If you want, you can be completely silent and anonymous during the workshop, but you can also have your camera and microphone on and participate in the conversation.

Tervetuloa työpajaan! Welcome to the workshop!

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About the author of Random Finnish Lesson

My name is Hanna Männikkölahti. I am a professional Finnish teacher who gives private online lessons and simplifies books into easy Finnish. Please read more in and follow this blog, if you want to be the first one to know when I post something new.