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My #1 antidote for frustration while learning

November 8th, 2016 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

I have yet to meet a single person who hasn’t felt frustration when it comes to learning… anything, but this is especially relevant for those learning languages with big reputations… like Finnish.

So today I made you a little video to help move you forward when you get stuck in a big puddle of frustration. Because ultimately, if you don’t learn to recognize and deal with frustration… you’ll stay there. So here ya go!

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How not to learn Finnish

August 12th, 2015 Posted by Language, My Story No Comment yet

One of the questions I often get asked after ‘how long have you lived in Finland?’ is the hard-to-answer-question: how did you learn Finnish?

It’s ironic because every time this question is asked, I know the person asking it is expecting some kind of magical answer:
“I had this amazing book – you have to read it!”

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How to answer the question ‘Puhutko suomea?’ (Do you speak Finnish?)

May 19th, 2015 Posted by Language 1 comment

In this video, I’ll share:

  • why you want to avoid uttering the phrase ‘en puhu suomea’ at all costs
  • a few more phrases you need to learn if you’ll be answering ‘KYLLÄ, PUHUN SUOMEA’
  • the #1 mistake you want to avoid when answering ‘KYLLÄ PUHUN SUOMEA’
7 ways to improve your finnish

7 quick & easy ways to improve your Finnish in the next 7 days

August 12th, 2014 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

If only I could speak Finnish (or any other language!), then I could… [fill in the blank] Well guess what? Speaking can start today, and continue for the next 7 days. And at the end of those 7 days, you’ll be better off than you were 7 days ago. Random tangent: Is your favourite number 7? Mine isn’t but I vividly remember it being everyone else’s in elementary school. Odd. Here are 7 quick & easy ways to improve your Finnish in the next 7 days…