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.
This is for you if…
In this online course, you’ll learn to…
For 40€, including 24% VAT, you’ll get:
The course is made up of pre-recorded videos you can watch at your own pace. You’ll receive 1 video/day for 7 days via email.
The first email will arrive within 24h of when you register.
We’ll also meet virtually, live for a Q&A call to answer any questions you have about the videos or Finnish pronunciation in general. If you cannot attend live, you can email me your questions in advance and watch me answer them in the call recording.
2 live Q&A calls, virtual, live
Friday, Aug 14th at 12-12:30pm
Tuesday, Aug 18th at 16:30-17pm
If you find yourself without a job or in a tight financial spot due to global circumstances YET feel that this course would be helpful at this time, I invite you to send me a scholarship application.
Write me an email, subject ‘Finnish Soundscape Scholarship’, and let me know: if you woke up tomorrow and spoke Finnish, what impact would this have on your life? – max 1 page
Register for the Finnish Soundscape pronunciation course!
My name is Irina Pravet and I was born in Romania, grew up in Canada and moved to Finland in 2010. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had to learn languages to adapt to the big transitions in life: from Romanian to French to English and more recently, Finnish.
In the process, I’ve come to realize that every single one of us is wired for language and that we deserve to feel at home where we are. In this course, I share perspectives and tools to build a solid foundation for the sounds that make up the Finnish language. These then empower us to tap into our inborn ability to learn Finnish!
I knew it subconsciously but while working with Irina, it just became so clear to me that I’ll only learn Finnish if I actually practice speaking it. This mindset change made a huge impact on my Finnish learning on so many levels. For example, my courage to speak Finnish to strangers has taken huge leaps forward. – Pétur
In a regular language course you’d hear the rules and then try to learn them by heart. But Irina briefly goes through what’s most important, and then encourages you to go out into the ‘real world’. I started seeing words all around me.. and I started to understand written text more. You get the thought processes going in a whole different way. – Jesper
It’s obvious Irina’s very engaged and genuinely cares about the participants’ progress. I really liked that she’s willing to try out new things if something isn’t working. I think that’s a very big thing. It’s always nice to work with people who are passionate about what they do. – J.
Register now and develop your Finnish pronunciation by next week! 😉