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Jalkapallon Pelaajayhdistys (Football Players' Association) and Edusalo organize Finnish language course for foreign players.

Finnish language studies for foreign players organized first time last autumn. Second course will start at the end of May.

The goal is to make everyday life easier for the players in their own environment, although English is often the coaching language.

Eight players participated in the first course. One of them was Kevin Jansen, who is now playing FC Inter.

- I always say: when you’re visiting another country for a longer time, make sure you understand the basics of that language, Jansen says.

- We all started from 0 and trying to understand and learn Finnish. We also tried to help each other in class. So this situation helped all of us.

Dutch player feels that Finnish language is quite difficult to learn.

- Yes, it is hard. The language is nothing like anything else I know, but I like the way we studied the language in an official way. 

Jansen agrees that it is important to know the basics of language as a foreign player.

- It just makes life in Finland a bit more easy. Even tough everybody speaks English, not every sign or paper is in English. And in the field communication is important. Good to know when to go left or right.

Next course will start 28th of May.

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