Kotus has a broad range of services, mostly available in Finnish and Swedish. Most of the services are free of charge.

Telephone Counselling

We provide language guidance to the general public, chiefly in the form of telephone counselling services. The helplines answer questions about language and name use in Finnish and in Swedish (Finland-Swedish). We answer questions about Finnish in Finnish, and questions about Swedish in Swedish.


Helpline of the Finnish Language Office:

+358 295 333 201 (Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to noon)


Name use helpline:

+358 295 333 203 (Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon)


Swedish language helpline:

+358 295 333 202 (Tuesday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)