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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