I'm often asked if I can recommend a language teacher for foreign language courses.. So I'm putting this out there for anyone who is interested in learning a new language or wishes to brush up skills they already have.
The following Facebook group offers conversation at least once a week in Helsinki. I've attended before and can attest that it's casual and fun and definitely low stress.
Also if you're looking for a more dedicated approach I can recommend the following local company which also offers translation services in addition to private and group lessons. The most commonly requested languages are English, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, German, Spanish, French and Italian. So I think they have you covered!
Of course our very own InterNations events provide a great opportunity to meet and share language and cultural differences among other internationals. If you haven't attended an event lately, contact me and I'll fill you in on how to get involved.