Getting started. Very first steps to learn Finnish

5.00 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews )

140,00 

Wednesdays @ 11:30 - 13:00
May 15 – June 12, 2024

To participate you need a computer (or laptop) with microphone. Webcam is necessary.

You will learn the basics of Finnish language in an easygoing atmosphere. You will learn to introduce yourself, to make orders in cafés and much more. Words and sentences are practiced interactively. After this course you will be on CEFR level A 1.1. – A 1.2.

Getting started is a fascinating introduction to Finnish language for students who have none or very little knowledge of Finnish. After Getting started, you can continue your studies on a  Moving on with Finnish. There will be a new group of Moving on, starting some weeks after Getting started has finished. The exact dates will be published in 2024. 

There are 12 spots left for this course, enroll now.

Getting started with Finnish is a 5 week online course for you, who would like to learn the basics of Finnish pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary.

What will you learn:

  • Pronunciation and spelling
  • Greetings
  • To introduce yourself
  • Numbers and other amounts
  • Verb conjugation and many verbs
  • Colours
  • Weekdays
  • Fun phrases and important questions

All this in only 5 weeks!

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.

You will get an email with further instructions for joining the course as well as the link to the lessons in Zoom. Make sure you give the right email address.

Course details:
Starting level: zero
Language of instruction: English (and Finnish)

Material: the teacher’s material. No text book needed.
Schedule: 5 times, Wednesdays 11:30 am-1:00 pm Finnish time.
Number of participants: 8 – 12 students

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9 reviews for Getting started. Very first steps to learn Finnish

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    5 out of 5

    Luna

    Basic and Simple

    The course that I was looking for if you are truly interested to learn Finnish in a private group.

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    5 out of 5

    Michael

    Getting Started is an excellent introduction to anyone wanting to learn the Finnish language. Taru is an excellent teacher and after only 5 weeks of lessons I felt I had learned a lot and had the confidence to speak to native Finns. I highly recommend this course.

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    5 out of 5

    Taein

    I had a great time learning Finnish with Taru! She had a great energy and enthusiasm that was transmitted even through the screen and it was great to have a teacher like this on my first step to learning Finnish. I greatly recommend this course to anyone who has some interest in Finland or Finnish. I am hoping to learn more too.

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    5 out of 5

    Taein

    I had a great time learning Finnish with Taru! She had a great energy and enthusiasm that was transmitted even through the screen and it was great to have a teacher like this on my first step to learning Finnish. I greatly recommend this course to anyone who has some interest in Finland or Finnish.

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    5 out of 5

    Faye

    At first, I thought learning Finnish would be so difficult. But this online course “Getting started with Finnish language with Opettaja Taru “ gave me the impression that learning is not that difficult and it’s actually Fun!😊As a student, just make sure to take down important notes. For beginners who want to learn Finnish , I highly recommend this course with Taru! She is a great teacher and I love her teaching methods! Kiitos paljon!❤️

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    5 out of 5

    Mylène

    After 2 years in Finland I finally decided to take a proper finnish courses to improve my daily life here in Finland.
    And I couldn’t have get better opettaja than Taru.
    I already learned a lot in 5 weeks and didn’t find it as difficult as I expected or how finnish looks.
    She is really patiente and encouraging her students.
    I’m following now the second module “Moving on Part1” straight after the “Let’s started”.
    I was a bit afraid now she would speaks more finnish than English and be lost but not at all. She is still really warmfull and always take time to anwser your questions, no matter how many you have.
    She also give you good amount of homework. Not too much, especially if you are working like me but still enought to challenge you and keep you active in your learning process.
    There is probably cheaper or more expensive courses but I’ll definitely keep going with Taru for the rest of my apprentissage.
    So I definitely recommend Taru no matter what is your nationality, if you speak enought good English you won’t regret it!
    Kiitos! 😊

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    5 out of 5

    Ritvars

    At first I thought it will be impossible for me to learn finnish, but this course – getting started gave me 5 weeks of mindset shift. Now I believe that it is possible for me to learn finnish! 5 weeks of getting started gave me possibility to believe in myself that also I can learn finnish! Taru is excellent teacher and with perfect teaching methods! I highly recommend this course if you want to learn finnish language!

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    5 out of 5

    Simon Wright

    Since my Finnish wife and friends speak so good English and the perception that Finnish is such a difficult language to learn, I have been lazy and live in hope that Finland adopts English as its primary language!
    However this 5 week ‘Getting Started’ course has changed my perception of learning Finnish. Being an interactive online course is far better than trying to learn from books or YouTube. The 90 min lessons are just the right length and being supplemented by homework has developed my Finnish skills far more than expected.
    I would highly recommend this course and Taru as an “opettaja”!

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    5 out of 5

    Angel Denopol

    I have heard from some friends that learning Finnish is difficult and some of them have cried even. Yes, Finnish language is not an easy language to learn however, if you have a good opettaja like Taru, learning will be fun and exciting. The guidance from Taru and the lessons she prepared for students like me helped a lot. She also makes sure to send us homework so we can practice more. I highly recommend Taru 😊

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Getting started. Very first steps to learn Finnish
140,00 

There are 12 spots left for this course, enroll now.