No Rosetta Stone Finnish Yet... See These Better Options

avatarMille Larsen
3 mins read

Are you looking for Rosetta Stone Finnish?

Unfortunately, Rosetta Stone Finnish is not yet available to those of us trying to learn to speak Finnish. Fortunately, there are some fantastic alternatives for courses and apps which I'll share below.

Don't know what Rosetta Stone is?

Rosetta Stone is the most popular and well-known course for language learning. It's a universally recognized brand. Unfortunately, Finnish isn't an option with Rosetta Stone.

Here are my favorite substitutes:


FinnishPod101 is the best alternative for those wishing there was a Rosetta Stone Finnish.

It's quite different to Rosetta Stone in its style. While Rosetta Stone is an intuition-based, visual course with voice recognition, FinnishPod101 is a podcast lesson database that uses both audio and video to teach.

You listen to the podcast audio (a conversation between a native speaker and learner), then listen to individual words and sentences, or follow along with notes and transcripts.

FinnishPod101 is very comprehensive and covers a range of practical Finnish situations.

A perfect alternative to Rosetta Stone Finnish.

Pimsleur Finnish

Anyone who's been learning languages sometime over the past few decades has heard of Pimsleur.

While there may not be a Rosetta Stone Finnish for quite a while, Pimsleur is an incredible alternative for learners who prefer to learn with audio (non-visual learners). The course is 100% audio and requires you to carefully listen and "recall" dialogue which is spaced out (Pimsleur's unique spaced-repetition system).

It's amazingly effective which is why it's still one of the premier language courses after so many decades.

Even if there was a Rosetta Stone Finnish, I'd still recommend Pimsleur in addition to it.

Pimsleur has become an online subscription course so you can access it online for a very low price (it used to be very expensive).

It's now around $15 a month.

italki (Finnish teachers and tutors)

Okay, so this isn't technically an app or course.

It's a platform to meet teachers and tutors, and arrange Zoom/Skype lessons.

There are some excellent Finnish teachers on there at really affordable rates and you can set your own schedule easily.

Not going to replace Rosetta Stone as an app or course, but definitely a great option for Finnish conversation practise.

There is no Rosetta Stone Finnish but better options exist

I hope these Rosetta Stone Finnish alternatives are helpful.

You can also take a look at my resources page for other personal recommendations of mine.