Finnish language and culture in Kingston-upon-Thames

Our school is part of a global network of part-time Finnish schools. Our aim is to teach the Finnish language and culture to children as well as adults. Our students usually have a parent or grandparent of Finnish origin or they come from Finnish families living in the Greater London area for work reasons.
See page: Admissions for instructions how to join in to the school activities.

We meet at Tiffin School (see "Our Location" page for directions) for two hours every other Saturday morning during term time - see the Calendar page for school times/dates and details of other events. We have a cafeteria and we run a small library with books in Finnish language.


2nd Hand Book Sale Saturday 25th February 2017

Books in Finnish will be on sale on Saturday 25th February in the school cafeteria. Donations are welcome! Come and pick up new reading in Finnish! The money raised will support the Finnish School of Kingston.

Lecture on Bilingualism Part 2 by Soile Pietikainen, PhD in the Finnish School of Kingston 25.3.2017

Soile Pietikainen PhD will be giving her 'bilingual cake' (2nd part) talk at the school on 25th March, 10:15-11:30 ( in a classroom upstairs). The first lecture was held 21st January. Note that you do not need to have attended the first lecture to attend the second talk.
Soile really knows her subject and is an inspirational speaker. Please come along to learn more about how we can better manage the challenges facing bilingual families.
For the pupils classes will take place as normal but the smaller children will have their breaks in their classrooms so that both parents can come along to listen to Soile.
The talk costs 5/person

Change in the Schooldays for this Spring term

There is a change of the original school dates in April, 29th of April has now been moved to 22nd of April due to the May bank holiday.

Teaching Syllabus Guidelines for Finnish School in Kingston

Finnish National Board of Education has published Teaching Syllabus Guidlines for Finnish Schools abroads, summer 2015. Finnish School of Kingston uses the guidelines as base for the school's own annual teaching syllabus.
FNBE Teaching Syllabus Guidelines in Finnish.

Interactive games for learning the Finnish language

Craig Gibson has sent a link to his Digital Dialects Finnish site, in which you can practise Finnish either written or with audio support. This is worth testing!

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