“To become fluent in Finnish, the student must have internal motivation. If one doesn’t, I do my best to help him find motivation.”
I am a qualified professional Finnish Language Teacher and a native Finn. I have over 15 years experience in teaching Finnish. I am committed to creating motivational and collaborative learning environments that encourage to use Finnish.
I am a very passionate teacher, with a lot of patience. I offer conversational lessons in joyful atmosphere. My teaching methods are teacher centered, but activating.
During online lessons we proceed quite fast. After lessons I send assignments by email. I think that as any language is basically based in it’s vocabulary, it is very important to learn vocabulary. To help memorizing, I make my own, and share other teachers’ games, videos and exercises. Sometimes I send links to songs. I believe that music is a great way to learn a language.
“I am ambitious about Your success. It is important for me to make You feel comfortable using Finnish. Whether you have studied Finnish before or not, regardless of your level, I will help You speak Finnish.”
I have taught Finnish in Finland in primary schools (Finnish as a second language / s2), vocational schools and in many courses, also in ones organized by TE-toimisto (so called kotoutumiskoulutus).
I have also taught Finnish in the School of Nordic languages in Riga (years 2000-2002), in Latvian academy of Culture (in 2003) and In the University of Latvia (years 2010-2015).
I have taught private lessons to employees of companies such as Price Waterhouse Cooper, Reval Hotel Latvija and to many independent Finnish enthusiast.
In addition to private teaching, I teach parents of small children in Helsinki, the courses are called KOTIVA courses, (LINK)
and I coordinate a network of Finland’s Teachers of illiterate adult learners (Lukutaitoverkosto)
I am ambitious about Your success. It is important for me to make You feel comfortable using Finnish. Whether you have studied Finnish before or not, regardless of your level, I will help You speak Finnish.