Wish someone would…
Talk you through the basics of Finnish pronunciation?
Explain the difference between Ä, Ö and Y…?
Walk you through how to actually create these sounds with your own mouth?
Check out: the Finnish Soundscape! An online pronunciation course that’ll take you through the Finnish sounds so you can practice, speak and read Finnish.
Many of us are not taught to focus on the sounds that make up Finnish from the start, even though we need these sounds for every.single.word.we.speak – ever!
Pronunciation impacts how and whether we are understood and our willingness and comfort in speaking. An introduction to the Finnish Soundscape isn’t just useful, but essential if pronouncing and reading Finnish is a challenge for you.
I’d studied Finnish for about 3 years and understood the written okayish, but was afraid to talk and have troubles with double consonants and “ä”. [The most valuable part was learning something] that none of my 6 Finnish teachers has told me before! The course was easy, eye opening and takes the fear from Finnish away 🙂
[My favourite part] was having the opportunity to practice a lot (not only listening). I learned to pronounce letters in Finnish that I didn’t even know I was pronouncing in a wrong way 😉
I have yet to take an official course, but I have been living in Finland for a long time. I was struggling with pronouncing Finnish vowels, especially u, y, ö. [After the course, the results I noticed were] much more confidence 🙂 The most valuable part was doing the course at my own pace and that the lessons were not overwhelming.
This is for you if…
In this online course, you’ll learn to…