Finnish studies

 

Evening courses

Study Finnish with Finn-Guild on our popular Finnish evening courses.
Our regular and widely popular Finnish evening courses continue in January 2016 and the registration is now open.  

In the winter-spring term 2016 we will offer courses for 4 different levels: Beginners I, Beginners II, Intermediate and Advanced. Each course consists of 11 sessions and the fees are £110 for Finn-Guild members and £140 for others.   

Please see the dates, times and further details below.
 

Beginners I (formerly Absolute Beginners)

Wednesdays, 6.30-8pm, 11 sessions
13.1, 20.1, 27.1, 3.2, 10.2, 17.2, 24.2, 2.3, 9.3, 16.3. and 23.3.

This course continues where the Absolute Beginners course ended. In order to participate the course, you would know how to use all the local case endings, conjugate all the verb types in present tense (consonant gradation excluded), make questions and use and construct the partitive singular.
 

Beginners II (formerly Beginners)

Thursdays, 6.30-8pm, 11 sessions
14.1, 21.1, 28.1, 4.2, 11.2, 18.2, 25.2, 3.3, 10.3, 17.3. and 24.3

For the Beginners II course you would know all the above plus consonant gradation in verbs, the construction and use of object case partitive and accusative singular, noun stems, past tense simple (imperfect tense) in affirmative and negative, pre- and postpositions, ordinal numbers and imperative singular.
 

Intermediate

Mondays, 6.30-8pm, 11 sessions
11.1, 18.1, 25.1, 1.2, 8.2, 15.2, 22.2, 29.2. 7.3, 14.3. and 21.3.

To enrol on the intermediate course you would know all the verb types in all tenses (present, past simple, perfect, pluperfect) in affirmative and negative, object case singular, noun stems, imperative singular (negative and affirmative), conjunctions, ordinal numbers and pre- and postpositions, necessive verbs and third infinitive.
 

Advanced

Tuesdays, 6.30-8pm, 11 sessions
12.1, 19.1, 26.1, 2.2, 9.2, 16.2, 23.2, 1.3, 8.3, 15.3. and 22.3.

This course is ideal for those who know or have studied most of the Finnish grammar. This course is mostly geared towards helping you gain confidence in conversing in Finnish.
 

Fees: £110 for Finn-Guild members, £140 for others
Venue: Finn-Guild Offices, 1A Mornington Court, Mornington Crescent, NW1 7RD, London     

For more information and bookings, please contact Education Officer Sari at sari.kamppi@finn-guild.org or call 020 7387 3508.

 

Classes for adults and children at local Finnish Saturday Schools

For further information, please see the Finnish Saturday School page, Horisontti magazine or contact the Finn-Guild office.
 

Private tuition

We can help our members locate a Finnish tutor in their area. Please contact the Finn-Guild office for more information. Alternatively you can place an advert in the Horisontti magazine (free of charge for Finn-Guild members) or the website.
 

Studying on your own

Some of the best packages for this purpose are:

  • Finn Talk (PDF) - a Finnish language distance learning material with CDs, available from the Finn-Guild office. Please note, The Part Two book is sold out for the time being.
  • Teach Yourself Finnish, written by Terttu Leney and published by Hodder & Stoughton. It can be obtained from any well-stocked bookshop in UK and Finland - Colloquial Finnish, written by Daniel Abondolo and published by Routledge.
  • Finnish for Foreigners, written by Maija-Hellikki Aaltio and published by Otava.
  • About Finnish grammar visit: http://www.uta.fi/~km56049/finnish/
  • Self Access Language Centre (University of Tampere): http://www12.uta.fi/selfaccess/language.php?menu=eng&lang=fin
  • Venla.info offers free Finnish online language materials: http://venla.info
  • Yle gives you a chance to learn some Finnish or practise what you already know: http://oppiminen.yle.fi/suomi-finnish
     

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