The Finnish Soundscape: Online Pronunciation Course

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...

This is for you if… 

  • You’re either new to the sounds of the Finnish language OR struggle to pronounce specific sounds or letters in Finnish
  • You want to develop an understanding of how to pronounce sounds which are very strange or unfamiliar at first – not just someone repeating them at you
  • you want to learn to pronounce any word you hear or read in Finnish

In this online course, you'll learn to...

In this online course, you’ll learn to…

  • learn to pronounce the sounds that make up the Finnish language, including double letters
  • become familiar with the process of pronunciation (how does it work?), so you can start practicing right away and fine-tune as you go
  • Learn to pronounce any word, even if you’ve only ever seen it written

Price & what's included

For 40€, including 24% VAT, you’ll get:

  • 7 video lessons, access during & after the course
  • 2 live Q&A calls with Irina at next scheduled date:
    • Friday, Aug 14th, 2020 @ 12-12:30
    • Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2020 @ 16:30-17
  • Both call recordings will be recorded and emailed to you in case you’re not able to attend live. You can email me your questions and I’ll answer them on the call.
  • Bonus! Access to the Finnish soundscape audio library (inc. all Finnish letters and many different words) and bonus content to make sure you keep learning after the week-long course. 😉

Schedule

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

Do you offer scholarships?

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

Click here to email me!

Register for the Finnish Soundscape pronunciation course!

What people have said about this course…

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 🙂
– Em.

[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 😉
– C.

 

 

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.
– Tricia

Your positive encouragement throughout the course was by far the best. It gave me the courage to accept that I might not sound “right” at the beginning and to allow time and practice through the “weird stuff” (aka double vowels). If you’re looking to get more comfortable with the sound of Finnish like you never thought you could, this course is great!
– Candi

Who am I?

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!

What people say about working with me...

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.

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Register now and develop your Finnish pronunciation by next week! 😉

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