Professional Finnish Language Teacher with 13+ Years’ Experience Teaching Immigrants
My name is Maiju Ollilainen. I have over 13 years of experience in teaching Finnish to immigrants. I have taught in a wide range of organisations, including vocational and liberal arts institutions, universities of applied sciences as well as private companies.
I have experience in teaching asylum seekers and illiterate students, students in integration training and in preparatory education for upper secondary vocational education and training, as well as in business settings.
I also have several years of experience in the design, set up, management and administration of a complete course of study, as well as in lesson planning.
In August 2020, I founded my own company, Ihana suomi, through which I offer Finnish classes entirely online. Currently, I teach Finnish to doctors, geologists, coders, football coaches, among others.
Master of arts
University of Turku 2000 – 2008
- Finnish language
- Nordic languages
- Russian language and culture
- Multicultural environment and immigration
- Finnish as a second and foreign language
- Pedagogical studies