Finnish Language Schools in Helsinki - Ranking 2023


Best language schools in Helsinki (ranked based on student reviews)

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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Helsinki

Study & Live in your Teacher's Home

It wasn't a school. I lived with the teacher and we had lessons in her home. She was extremely organized, cordial, good-humored, and delightful to be around. I enjoyed her and very much appreciated her ability to communicate with me both as peer and as a teacher of an elementary student.
This experience exceeded my expectations. I think it's a risk to take an unknown student into your home for a week, and Arja was wonderful on every count: as a teacher, as a human being, as a hostess. It was a perfect match; we have a lot of similar interests and tastes, which made it a pleasure to live in her home for a week and to receive a good foundation for carrying my study of Finnish forward.

9 April 2018
Course: Standard Programme Intensive - 1 week
Student age: 64 years

Rating: 5

5.0 | 2 reviews
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Interesting information about Helsinki

Why Helsinki? Helsinki has a character quite different from the other Scandinavian ...
capitals, and in many ways is closer in mood (and certainly in looks) to the major cities of eastern Europe. Much of central Helsinki is a succession of compact granite blocks, interacted with characteristic buildings, alongside waters, green areas and glass-covered office blocks as well as shopping centres. The city is hemmed in on three sides by water, and all the things of interest are within walking distance of one another. The streets have a youthful buzz, and the short summer is acknowledged by crowds strolling the boulevards, cruising the shopping arcades and socializing in the outdoor cafés and restaurants.The museums, especially the National Museum and the Art Museum of the Atheneum, reveal the country's folklore and culture.
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Key Facts about Helsinki

Population:   559,000
Time zone: -7h. (GMT +2)
Region: Uusimaa, Helsinki
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1337.3741 KRW)
Visa: Nationals from South Korea do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01-12-2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Finland in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Finland on the official website - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.
High season: July
Low season: November
Average course price per week (High season): 260 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 100 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in Seoul
  • Student price index excluding rent:94* (6% cheaper than Seoul)
  • Student price index including rent:98* (2% cheaper than Seoul)
  • Price index food only:58* (42% cheaper than Seoul)
  • Big Mac price (Finland average): 4.39 €
    (36% more expensive than in South Korea)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Weather in Helsinki

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What to do in Helsinki

Old Market Hall
Old Market Hall
Senate Square
Senate Square
Esplanade Park
Esplanade Park
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Public transportation in Helsinki

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