Finnish for Foreigners. SUMMER.
8 live online lessons + homework 10-15min / day
Finnish for Foreigners is tailored for adults, who are interested in learning Finnish and finding out facts about Finland. You will learn a great deal about Finnish habits and life in Finland as well as Finnish language.
Tuesdays, May 9 – June 27th, 2023
4 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. (Finnish time) + homework
To participate you need a computer (or laptop) with microphone. Camera is necessary.
Small group – max 10 students.
After each lesson you will get further explanations and motivating assignments in your email. This email is called “homework”.
Finnish for Foreigners is organized twice per year: Winter group January to March and Summer group May to June. After Finnish for Foreigners you can continue on Moving on with Finnish. There will be a group of Moving on starting in the end of March and in August, on the same day and time as Finnish for Foreigners. The exact starting dates will be announced later.
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Live online course for you, who would like to learn Finnish and find out more about Finland. Along with language studies we will discuss Finnish habits and culture. You will learn pronunciation, basic grammar and good-to-know vocabulary: greetings, numbers, colors, weekdays end much more. After the course you can write an SMS to a friend or read the menu in Finnish. You will be able to make an order in a café.
What you will learn:
- Pronunciation and spelling
- To introduce yourself
- Numbers and other amounts
- Making an order in a café
Teaching is in English, but you will speak a lot of Finnish.
No previous studies in Finnish are required, but you must know English.
The course will be held online via the conference application Zoom. During lessons you will study also in Zoom Breakoutrooms. To participate you need a computer with an internet connection and headphones with a microphone. A camera is also necessary.
After your payment has been processed, you will get instructions for the course as well as the Zoom link.
Céline (verified owner) –
Was good to start learning finnish, i’ve learned many things and want to continue with Taru.
Jan (verified owner) –
This is a very good language course indeed, joined the follow-up course without a second thought.
This beginner course definitely requires some effort outside the lectures, but not to any extreme measures. If you’re too busy, the minimum homework takes just 1-3 hours, which means good flexibility. (I strongly recommend working hard though.)
Overall, the course is much deeper than I expected. A solid choice if you mean it seriously but don’t really want to study “full-time”. Also nicely balanced between language vs. fun & culture. Taru is responsive to feedback and overall a good teacher.
(I would maybe add en.wiktionary.org to the list of recommended support tools. Worked very well for me, at least for the “hard linguistic theory”.)