Fall 2022


First and Third Saturdays (All in-person classes)
Central Standard Time: 10-11:30am
Education wing of Christ Church Lutheran, Minneapolis

Fall 2022 Class dates:
Sep 17
Oct 1
Oct 15
Nov 5
Nov 19
Dec 3

Annual In-Person Events:

  • Finn Fun Day (September event co-hosted with FACA and Finnsource)
  • 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)


FALL 2022:

BEGINNER: New to Finnish? Try our Beginner class, where we will learn useful basics like colors and descriptive adjectives, while also learning the basics of the characters and plot of the Kalevala. All abilities welcome!
Tuesdays, beginning October 4th, for 8 weeks

INTERMEDIATE: Have a bit more experience putting together sentences? Already know the basics? Try our intermediate class, where we will dive into literary terms and work on making our own simplified retelling of some poems from the Kalevala.
Wednesdays, beginning October 5th, for 8 weeks

IMMERSION: Are you a Finnish whiz already? Come along to our Immersion class, where we will be reading selections from both the Kalevala itself as well as the Koirien Kalevala. We will learn about eastern Finnish dialects and dive a bit deeper into the mythos surrounding the Kalevala.
Thursdays, beginning October 6th, for 8 weeks. The final Immersion class will be moved to Monday 10/21 to accommodate for Thanksgiving.