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elina aaltonen

Let me introduce myself: my name is Elina Aaltonen, and I work as a Finnish translator and interpreter in Groningen, the Netherlands. My native language is Finnish, and I have received my school and university education in Helsinki, Finland.
I graduated from the University of Helsinki in English and German Philology in 1989.
Since 1989 I have been living in the Netherlands, working as a translator. From 1990 to 1999 at the translation agency f.a.x. Translations and as of 1999 as a free-lancer.
I translate different types of texts, e.g. commercial, technical, juridical and nautical, such as advertisements, certificates, travel guides, manuals, press releases, business correspondence, summons, judgements and subtitles.
Besides written translations, I offer interpreting services in Dutch-Finnish-Dutch and in English-Finnish-English. I have worked as an interpreter, e.g. in investigations of the Dutch police and in meetings of a European Works Council.
As of 1990 I am a sworn translator.

"Expert and reliable translation services from English and Dutch into Finnish since 1989."


"Sworn translations"

Language lessons

finnish language lesson

Would you like to learn Finnish? Or brush up your English? Or are you a foreigner who needs to learn Dutch? I can teach you individually or in small groups.
I completed my studies as a language teacher at the University of Helsinki in 1989. Before I moved to the Netherlands, I taught English at two primary schools in Helsinki. Apart from my work as a translator I have taught Finnish in courses organised by the Scandinavian translation and information agency SVIN in Groningen as well as given private lessons. I am also actively involved in the Finnish School in Groningen.

"Language courses in Finnish, English and Dutch for foreigners"

Bilingual upbringing

I am married to a Dutchman, and our son born in 1998 is bilingual. I have spoken Finnish with him from the start, and he has learnt both languages in a natural way. I will gladly give free information and support to any parents who wish to bring their children up bilingually.

"Information and advice on bilingual upbringing"



- RUG-persbericht
- Van misverstand tot meertaligheid(PDF)



Elina Aaltonen
Scheltemaheerd 84
9736 AK Groningen, NL
tel/fax +31 (0)50-5422166
mobile +31 (0)6-30096635

NB: Telephone in the period 11-12-2014 through 06-01-2015: +358-44-5422166


Chamber of Commerce 01169353
Rbtv (Register of authorized translators in the Netherlands) 510