Spring 2022


First and Third Saturdays (All in-person classes)
Central Standard Time: 10-11:30am
Fall 2022 classes begin September 17th

Annual In-Person Events:

  • Karjalanpiirakka baking (November classtime event)
  • Joulujuhla (December Christmas party)
  • Voluntary participation in Kauneimmat Joululaulut (international Christmas music event)
  • Laskiainen (February Sledding Day event)
  • Kevätjuhla (May Spring party)


SUMMER 2022:

Wednesdays (5 classes)
Central Standard Time: 6-7:30pm
July 6-August 3
In the class, we will be learning some basics of Finnish for the summer, including celebrating Juhannus, or Midsummer, talking about the weather, and mökki, or cabin culture. This class is open to all abilities, even if you have never spoken Finnish before.

Tuesdays (5 classes)
Central Standard Time: 6-7:30pm
July 5-August 2
(NOTE: this class was previously called Beginner 2!) – Intermediate will be a lukupiiri, or book club, using the simplified version of Mielensäpahoittaja. We will learn about language structures, vocabulary, and Finnish culture through reading. This class is suitable if you feel you can read simple texts in Finnish.

Thursdays (5 classes)
Central Standard Time: 6-7:30pm
July 7-August 4
This class will focus on learning about Finnish visual art, major eras of Finnish history through art, and descriptive practices, including locational postpositions.

Online teacher Ope Lily will be coming to Minnesota in August! There will be a meetup arranged as an optional ‘sixth week’ of class. Details will be emailed.