FinnishPod101 Review – Learn Finnish while Having Fun

By | February 16, 2017

I am from Finland, but I have many friends from all around the world. Some of them have asked me, “What would be the best way to learn Finnish?” Today I am going to show you my #1 recommendation for learning the Finnish language.

FinnishPod101 Review

FinnishPod101 ReviewName: FinnishPod101
Price: Free Version Available. Premium Starting from $4/month.
Overall Rank: 90 out of 100

What Is FinnishPod101?

FinnishPod101 is an innovative Finnish language learning program with tons of fresh resources. It seems to be the world’s leading Finnish program with the most modern teaching methods. FinnishPod101 has an active Youtube channel with about 20,000 subscribers and with more than 121 Finnish education videos. They also have an active Facebook page where they are posting new content daily.

FinnishPod101 provides, for example following resources:

  • High-Quality Video Lessons Made by Native Speakers
  • Finnish Audio Podcasts
  • Tools to Practice Finnish Reading
  • Printable PDF Lesson Notes with Every Lesson
  • The Most Important Finnish Words
  • Video Lessons on Specific Subjects

The video below explains more in detail “6 Free Features you Never Knew Existed at FinnishPod101.”

=> Start Learning with FinnishPod101!

Who Is the FinnishPod101 for?

FinnishPod101 is for anyone who wants to learn to speak, listen and read Finnish fluently. They have lessons for beginners, intermediate and even for advanced learners.

In their Premium+ plan, they also offer personalized 1-on-1 lessons with a professional Finnish teacher so you can get material that’s precisely tailored to your needs.

FinnishPod101 is also for those who don’t want to use very much money on learning a new language like myself. I don’t like spending hundreds of euros on expensive language courses because I know that resources like FinnishPod101 offer faster results with much lower prices.

In my opinion, this program works very well for those who don’t have lots of time for studying a new language. You can listen to podcasts on-the-go and use also use other resources on your smartphone. You can use FinnishPod101 on a computer, tablet or with a smartphone.

What Are the Main Benefits Of Using FinnishPod101?

FinnishPod101 Review

FinnishPod101 Features

In my opinion, the best things in Finnishpod101 are that you can learn Finnish anytime and anywhere you want. There is so much material available that you hardly will have a situation that you wouldn’t what to do next. If you go through all material in FinnishPod101, I guess that you must be able to speak Finnish fluently at that point.

Learning Finnish is not hard after all. It’s just quite a mechanical process. Just go through enough lessons, and you become fluent. “Finnish is hard,” is only an excuse for those who don’t want to put the efforts to learn it.

What Is the Price of FinnishPod101?

FinnishPod101 has 4 plans: Free, Basic ($4/month), Premium ($10/month) and Premium+ ($23/month).  These very low prices apply with a 2-year plan. If you only want to buy it for one month or something like that, then the price per month is a bit higher. Still very cheap, $8 per Month or something like that. There is also sometimes a campaign for students with special -20% discount. If you are currently studying at a school or university, you will get a program for 20% cheaper than other people.

I believe that anyone can become fluent in Finnish with 2 years of using FinnishPod101.

All plans provide 60 days money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied. No questions asked. So you don’t risk anything by trying FinnishPod101 Premium versions. Everyone who signs up to a Free version, will also get a 7-day free trial for premium plans. So, you can improve your Finnish skills for totally free.

Basic (Starting from $4 per Month) Includes:

  •  Complete Video and Audio Lessons Archive
  • Printable PDF Lesson Notes with Every Lesson
  • Lesson Checklist
  • 100 Most Frequently Used Words and Phrases in the Finnish Language
  • Access on Android, iPhone or iPad
Premium (Starting from $10 per Month) Includes:
  • All features mentioned above
  • 2000 Most Frequently Used Words and Phrases in the Finnish Language
  • 13 Bonus Features Including Vocabulary Slideshow, Spaced Repetition Flashcards, High Definition Videos, Grammar Bank and much more.

Premium+ (Starting from $23 per Month) Includes:

  • All features mentioned above
  • 13 Bonus Features
  • Professional Assessment = A Personal Assessment by a Highly Experienced Finnish Specialist
  • Personalized Learning Program = A Study Plan Tailored to Your Specific Needs
  • 1-on-1 Instructions from a Finnish Teacher

Premium+ plan seems to be created for serious students who want to progress in Finnish very fast.

Pros & Cons of FinnishPod101:


  • Free Version Available
  • Tons of Material to Learn Finnish
  • One of the Leading Finnish Teaching Resources in the World
  • Freedom to Study Finnish Anytime, Anywhere
  • Support from a Finnish Teacher Available
  • Different Kind of Exercises to Learn Finnish
  • 60 Days Money Back Guarantee
  • 7-Day Free Trial for Premium Plans.


  • Doesn’t Provide Motivational Tricks Like Language Learning Games (Points, Leaderboards, etc.)

Conclusion – Is FinnishPod101 Worth It?

If you can get the world’s most famous Finnish learning method for $4/month, it’s worth it. I recommend you to set personal goals for yourself after buying the premium membership. Write down, for example, “I study 2 Finnish lessons every day.” If you keep on studying Finnish every single day, over the time course, you will make enormous progress.

By the way, I love to hear when foreigners speak Finnish because it’s my native language. And I have seen that even people without almost any educational background can learn Finnish fluently in under a year. So I am 100% sure that you can become fluent in Finnish in much shorter period if you start practicing regularly.

=> Become Fluent in Finnish with FinnishPod101!

Have you used FinnishPod101 or some other program in LanguagePod101-family?

Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

6 thoughts on “FinnishPod101 Review – Learn Finnish while Having Fun

  1. Audrey L. K.

    Thank you for sharing this helpful advice! This podcast looks like an excellent tool for learning to speak Finnish. I currently speak two languages and would like to learn a third. I speak a little bit of French, Spanish and German, so I think I just need to pick one and dive in. I wonder if there is something like FinnishPod101 for other languages? Next time I visit Finland, I will definitely plan ahead and learn some Finnish using this tool.

    1. Roope Kiuttu Post author

      Hi Audrey!

      there are also similar podcasts for other languages. Have a look at GermanPod101, for example. They are all part of LanguagePod101 -family. Their products are high quality and they have tons of resources. Let me know what did you like 🙂


  2. Keith

    There are so many language learning programs and apps but generally they are boring and ultimately not helpful for people with little time to learn a new language.
    This product you are reviewing seems to have a fresh approach. Good review.
    I checked out their youtube channel and was impressed with the professional presentation.

    1. Roope Kiuttu Post author

      Hi Keith,

      FinnishPod101 has a very professional style. I found them first on Youtube and was very impressed with their videos. I have recommended their service to most of my foreign friends who would like to learn Finnish.


  3. Reinis Inkens

    Hey, that’s really cool! I lived in Helsinki for half a year, but always thought that the language is just too darn different and difficult to actually learn. Something like this would have helped quite a bit in conquering one of the most infamously challenging tongues in the world. Thanks for the find!

    1. Roope Kiuttu Post author

      Hi Reinis,

      if even dogs and little children can learn Finnish, you can learn it too! 😉 There is no doubt about it.

      I think that all languages are easy. You just need to use enough hours to master it. Without practice it’s impossible to learn anything but with diligent practice, anything is possible. Have a closer look at FinnishPod101 if you are interested in mastering Finnish in the future.



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