Links to Finnish Language and Culture

General information about Finland
General information about Finnish language
Language usage
Grammar
Online courses, exercises
Dictionaries and glossaries
Culture: general | history | literature | art, music and dance | theatre and cinema | media
Libraries
Finno-Ugric issues

General information about Finland

This is Finland
http://finland.fi
A website by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, containing varied and useful information in English. In several languages.

Visit Finland
http://www.visitfinland.com
A website of the Finnish Tourist Board aimed at tourists. In several languages.

Finnica
http://www.finnica.fi
A website with information about Finnish culture. In Finnish.

Infopankki
http://www.infopankki.fi
Information about Finnish society and opportunities available in Finland for immigrants. In several languages.

The Nordic Council
http://www.norden.org/
Information about the Nordic countries on the website of the Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers. In the Nordic languages and in English.

Findicator
http://www.findikaattori.fi/
Set of indicators for social progress. Prime Minister's Office and Statistics Finland.

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General Information about the Finnish Language

Institute for the Languages of Finland
http://www.kotus.fi/
Guidelines, recommendations, databases and dictionaries. Mostly in Finnish, some content also in English.

Society for the Study of Finnish and the Journal Virittäjä
http://www.kotikielenseura.fi/

Nykysuomen seura
www.nykysuomenseura.org
Society for Modern Finnish. In Finnish.

Suomen Kielen Seura
www.suomenkielenseura.fi
Society for the Finnish Language. In Finnish.

Slangi.net
http://www.slangi.net
Information about slang. In Finnish.

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Language Usage

The Finnish Terminology Centre TSK
http://www.tsk.fi/
TEPA term bank

Kielijelppi
http://www.kielijelppi.fi
Guidance on academic use of language by the University of Helsinki. In Finnish.

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Grammar

Verkkokielioppi
http://www.finnlectura.fi/verkkosuomi/
Online grammar in Finnish, by Erkki Savolainen, Finn Lectura

Grammatical terms in Iso Suomen kielioppi grammar book
http://kaino.kotus.fi/www/verkkojulkaisut/julk1/
Definitions of grammatical terms in Finnish.

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Online courses, exercises

A Taste of Finnish
http://tasteoffinnish.fi/
Introduction to the Finnish language. University of Helsinki. In English.

Tavataan taas!
http://donnerwetter.kielikeskus.helsinki.fi/FinnishForForeigners
Introduction to the Finnish language by the Language Centre of the University of Helsinki. In English, French and German.

Supisuomea, asiointisuomea and EasyFinnish
http://yle.fi/aihe/oppiminen/kielet
Study materials by Yle. In Finnish and English.

Uuno
http://www.uuno.tamk.fi/
Introduction to Finnish for exchange students.

Koti Suomessa
http://www.kotisuomessa.fi
Study material in Finnish for adult immigrants. Finnish National Board of Education.

Studying Finnish as a Foreign Language
https://kielikeskus.jyu.fi/
Study materials for independent studying. Language Centre, University of Jyväskylä.

More links to study materials and online courses are available for example at Suomi toisena kielenä -opettajat association's website: http://www.s2opettajat.fi/linkit/.

Finnishcourses.fi course search
http://www.finnishcourses.fi/en
Information on Finnish language courses in the Helsinki, Tampere or Turku region.

Dictionaries and Glossaries

Kielitoimiston sanakirja
http://www.kielitoimistonsanakirja.fi/
Finnish-Finnish dictionary. Institute for the Languages of Finland.

Urbaani sanakirja
http://urbaanisanakirja.com/
Free slang dictionary. In Finnish.

Bank of Finnish Terminology in Arts and Sciences
http://tieteentermipankki.fi/wiki/Termipankki:Etusivu
Terminological database. In Finnish and English.

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Culture: general

The portal to Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes
http://instituutit.fi/

Information by the Finnish Literature Society
http://www.finlit.fi/tietopalvelu/paketit.htm
In Finnish.

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Culture: history

Kansallisbiografia – National biographies
http://www.kansallisbiografia.fi
A collection of biographies of individuals who have made an important contribution to the Finnish society. In Finnish.

The National Board of Antiquities
http://www.nba.fi/en/
Information about the Finnish material cultural heritage.

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Culture: literature

Finnish Literature Exchange FILI
http://www.finlit.fi/fili/en/index.php

Sanojen aika
www.kirjasampo.fi
Texts by modern Finnish writers.

Kaino
http://kaino.kotus.fi/aineistot/
The archives and collections section of the website of the Institute for the Languages of Finland includes Finnish texts from the 16th century to the beginning of the 20th century. in Finnish.

Álgu
http://kaino.kotus.fi/algu
An etymological database of the Saami languages. In Saami, Finnish, German and English.

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Culture: art, music and dance

Finnish National Gallery
http://www.fng.fi/frontpage
Ateneum Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Central Art Archives.

Finnish Music Information Centre
http://www.fimic.fi
Information about Finnish music in English.

Dance Info Finland
http://www.danceinfo.fi/?locale=en_US
Information about Finnish dance.

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Culture: theatre and cinema

Finnish Theatre Information Centre
http://www.tinfo.fi/site/?lan=3

National Audiovisual Archive
http://www.kava.fi
The website of the National Audiovisual Archive includes, for example, an introduction to the history of Finnish cinema. In Finnish

The Finnish Film Foundation
http://www.ses.fi
The website of the Finnish Film Foundation provides information about new and forthcoming films. In Finnish, Swedish and English.

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Culture: media

YLE Uutiset
http://www.yle.fi/uutiset
News from the Finnish Broadcasting Company. In Finnish.

YLE News
http://www.yle.fi/uutiset/news//
News from the Finnish Broadcasting Company. In English.

News in plain Finnish by the Finnish Broadcasting Company
http://yle.fi/selkouutiset/
News in plain Finnish from Finland and abroad.

YLEn elävä arkisto
http://www.yle.fi/elavaarkisto/
The living archive of the Finnish Broadcasting Company. In Finnish.

YLEn Opettaja.tv
http://opettajatv.yle.fi/
The TV programme for teachers of the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE. In Finnish.

Finnish Newspapers Association
http://www.sanomalehdet.fi/inenglish
Information about newspapers and links to online newspapers.

News in plain Finnish
http://selkosanomat.fi/
Online newspaper in plain Finnish

Kultti.net
http://www.kultti.net/english
Finnish cultural, science and arts magazines online.

Finnish Network for Language Education Policies
http://www.kieliverkosto.fi/en/ejournal/
Finnish Network for Language Education Policies - e-journal

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Libraries

The National Library of Finland
http://www.nationallibrary.fi/index.html

The National Bibliography of Finland
http://fennica.linneanet.fi
In Finnish, Swedish and English.

The public libraries of Finland
http://www.libraries.fi/

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Finno-Ugric issues

M. A. Castren Society
http://www.macastren.fi/
General information, useful links and events. In Finnish.

Société Finno-Ougrienne – Finno-Ugrian Society
http://www.sgr.fi/

Ugri.net
http://www.ugri.net
Finno-Ugric languages and their speakers. In Finnish.

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