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Finnish Through New Eyes

 

A feel-good program for all levels

Many people are learning Finnish in ways that are uninspiring, inconsistent, boring, frustrating and led by teachers/books/apps that tell you what you “should” learn next. What they don’t realize is that adaptation is their birthright – and that each and every one of us has access to a way of learning that’s joyful, ease(y) and awe-inspiring.

Is learning, improving and speaking Finnish a constantly-unfolding adventure that inspires awe, confidence and feels freeing?

If not, then you’re probably not living the simple truth that adaptation is your birthright.

Adapting to the Finnish language is a gift you were born with.

Once you realize and start living with the deep understanding that speaking Finnish, better and better, is your birthright, you’ll start to see improvements in areas where you’ve been stuck, new opportunities to expand your skills and grow personally and just start having way more fun!

Did you know that speaking Finnish comfortably and confidently is your birthright? Because linguistic adaptation to your environment is your birthright! When we live our everyday disconnected from this truth, we miss out on opportunities to grow and have way more fun.

Doubting your ability to be able to learn, grow and express yourself fully in Finnish means you’re fighting against adaptation and resisting its flow.

Who wouldn’t struggle or have a hard time fighting against their environment? This is the very reason we’ve evolved to adapt – not to resist – our environments, linguistic and otherwise.

Resisting the flow of progress in Finnish has implications far beyond what’s spoken about in traditional language classrooms: how you show up everyday, the quality of your friendships and social ties, your desire to contribute and be of service to your community, your sense of security and belonging – all of these are among the ripple effect. I know, because I’ve been there.

These things touch every one of us regardless of whether we’re beginner, intermediate or advanced Finnish learners, because each level provides us with unique opportunities to adapt more and more.

The ability to learn Finnish and develop your skills and self ongoingly, at every level and in a way that’s fun and inspiring is not only available to the crazy few:

You were born to do this & to have fun doing it!

Let me show you how…

Are you ready to see

FINNISH THROUGH NEW EYES?

A 9-week virtual experience to open your eyes to a new perspective on learning Finnish,

develop your processes and skills and spark your intuition to make learning more joyful!


Module 1: Finnish through new eyes

Adopting a refreshing perspective for the Finnish journey

 



Module 2: Foundations

Mapping out the phases and skills you’ll need at every level

 



Module 3: Vocab through new eyes

What you need to know about the process & begin to refine your skills

 



Module 4: Power of Environment

Perspective & tools to study less & use your environment to learn

 



Module 5: Grammar thru new eyes

Ready for fall in love with grammar? Your mindset shift for sustainable process & skills

 



Module 6: People through new eyes

Tools & perspectives to make the most of every interaction & relationship

 



Bonus

TBA & released after program end

 

 



Program Format

6 video modules & exercises

+ 3 project weeks

+ 9 virtual Q&A calls with Irina

+access to updated materials


Program Content & Schedule

The next iteration of Finnish Through New Eyes starts Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Virtual modules released on Thursdays. Q&A calls (live or recorded) on Wednesdays unless otherwise stated below.

Registration closes Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Module release dates:

Module 1 – Finnish through new eyes
Released: Thursday, May 2nd
//Q&A call: Wednesday, May 8th

Module 2 – Foundations
Released: Thursday, May 9th
// Q&A call: Thursday, May 16th

**Project week 1**
No new module released
Q&A call: Wednesday, May 22nd

Module 3 – Vocab through new eyes
Released: Thursday, May 23rd
// Q&A call: Wednesday, May 29th

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Module 4 – The Power of Environment
Released: Thursday, May 30th
// Q&A call: Wednesday, June 5th

**Project week 2**
No new module released
Q&A call: Wednesday, June 12th

Module 5 – Grammar through new eyes
Released: Thursday, June 13th
// Q&A call: Wednesday, June 19th

Module 6 – People through new eyes
Released: Thursday, June 20nd
// Q&A call: Wednesday, June 26th

**Project week 3**
No new module released
Q&A call & course wrap-up: Friday, July 5th

What people are saying…

The most valuable part of the experience for me was the mental framework you provided to feel more confident in the long run. I’d absolutely recommend your service because it’s another way to perfect one’s Finnish skills, complementary to a regular language course. It’s not about learning grammar and vocabulary but it’s about improving the learning process.

– Juliette

My favourite part of the course was getting to know new ways to learn and feeling less guilty about not actively learning. Since working together, I started to learn more actively without having to push myself and I feel like I’m starting to find ways to learn that fit me and that I am actually excited about.

– Bertille

 

I learned a lot of small gems about how to integrate some methods of learning back into my normal routines. As a result, I have a clearer sense of the way ahead for my Finnish learning going forward.

– Lewis

Before the course, I was lacking time to dedicate to Finnish. Now, I make time to achieve my intentions. My favourite part of the course was Irina’s enthusiasm and positivity.

– Karla

I was overwhelmed by previous Finnish language experiences and needed a change in mindset (ie: a more positive outlook in learning Finnish). The most valuable part of the experience for me is that now, I feel truly positive and motivated; at peace with my efforts.

– Sarah

[Irina] gets it. [She’s] been in our position and know what it feels like to make progress or not make progress. My own enthusiasm returned for learning the language and made it fun for me again!

Program Overview & Price

You’ll receive:

  • 6 weeks of video content (click here for description & schedule)
  • 3 project weeks – where no new content is released but we have Q&A calls – to integrate what you learn into your daily life and deepen your understanding
  • 9 virtual Q&A calls to support you in developing skills & processes, and troubleshoot in applying program content to your daily life (attend live or listen to the recording)
  • ongoing access to program materials, plus free updates or additions to the content!

All for a single payment of 967€, inc. 24% VAT by Sun, April 28th, 2019

or

2 installments of 521€ (=1042€), inc. 24% VAT by Sun, April 21st, 2019

Make a single payment

Single payment option

967€, inc. 24% VAT

Pay in 2 installments

2 installments option

2x 521€, inc. 24% VAT, paid 1 month apart

Terms of purchase

By purchasing Finnish Through New Eyes, you’re committing to joining us for the Spring 2019 experience. During this time, you have the added benefit of live, virtual Q&A calls to connect you with me and the group. You’ll also have access to the program materials after the course ends, and to future iterations of the course content if/when the content is updated!

I stand by the program and its ability to completely transform the way you experience learning Finnish. If you commit to and participate in the program fully (watch the videos, do the projects and attend the Q&A calls) and do not see improvements in your experience of learning Finnish, you may request a refund. I will review each request individually before making a decision.

If you have any questions about the program or to pay by bank transfer, please contact me before buying.

Meet your guide

Hey there, my name is Irina Pravet and I’m your guide as you see Finnish through new eyes!

I moved to Finland from Canada in 2010 and can honestly say that learning Finnish has been a life-changing experience. Not just in the end result of speaking Finnish (it’s an ongoing journey) but rather what the process taught me about myself, life, and what’s possible.

Among other things, I realized that linguistic adaptation is my birthright and that we are all wired for language! Lucky for us, life wanted us to enjoy this process and make it as fun as possible, so the more fun we have learning Finnish, the better we’re able to learn and adapt to it.

Sadly, this is not the reality many people are living, nor is it part of the cultural narrative of what’s possible – but this doesn’t need to be the case. I’ve set out to help you connect with your inherent ability to learn language. Once you begin to see Finnish through new eyes, you’ll start to see all aspects of your world expand.

If you’d like to bring more joy, confidence and freedom to what you’re putting into learning Finnish, I hope to see you in the program!

Sincerely,

Irina

Frequently Asked Questions – and Answers

Will you be teaching Finnish in this program?

Nope, I’ll be guiding you through the process of learning Finnish, and helping you identify your unique path through it. Since this is a program for all levels, we won’t be covering specific grammar or vocabulary but we will talk about the process of learning vocab and grammar at various levels. To download the detailed course outline: Finnish through new eyes syllabus – winter 2018

How can this program be for all levels - beginner, intermediate and advanced?

This program has been designed for all levels because we are not covering the Finnish language – this means I won’t be teaching you Finnish. Rather, we’ll look at the perspective, process & skills which will help you adapt to (aka. learn) the Finnish language.

Once you become aware of this way of thinking, regardless whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced, you’ll uncover opportunities to grow and expand what you currently know. You have ongoing access to the program content so you can come back and review the material for more insights once you grow to a new level too. Pretty cool, right?

To download the detailed course outline: Finnish through new eyes syllabus – winter 2018

Can a language learning program really focus on feeling good?

Absolutely! This is what nature intended.

The biggest single determinant of success in learning a language is consistency. The more consistent you can be in what you do, the more likely you are to keep on learning.

So how do we keep showing up? By having fun and making joy and curiosity our priorities. In this program, we’ll be exploring a perspective that sees learning Finnish as an ongoing, ever-evolving process, so you might as well enjoy every step of the way.

Where do we meet for class? Do I need to live in Helsinki?

We don’t meet for class so you can be anywhere.

New content will be uploaded to the program site every week (check schedule for specific dates) and you can go through this content at your own pace. Then we have weekly Q&A calls where you’re able to ask any clarifying questions about the material and applying it to your own life. These calls take place in a group and happen virtually. You’ll get an email with all the details about how to login to our live, group, virtual calls when they take place. Come to the call live or ask questions via email in advance.

Many people find it really helpful to attend even when they don’t have specific questions, but get inspired by stories and questions from others!

Can I ask my employer to cover the costs of the program?

Absolutely!

Many HR reps are looking for ways to support employees in ways that are valuable to them. Check to see if your company has something in place, like a learning stipend, or would be willing to put something together.

You can also let others in your company know about the program in case they’d want to join and you could take the program together!

Will I still have access to the program materials after the course is over?

Yes. You’ll either be able to login to the course site or download the materials. The content may be updated in the future, in which case, you’ll have access to the updated content.

Can I use this program to study for the YKI language test?

Maybe.

This depends on you and what knowledge you’d like to gain before doing the YKI test, but we do not specifically cover anything related to the YKI test.

All I can say is that I’ve been learning Finnish in the way I outline in this program and took the YKI test without studying. I got the highest grades and the experience was easy, because instead of studying for the exam, I spoke Finnish. I don’t believe in language exams, but I do believe in living the language. So basically, does living the language instead of studying it appeal to you? Don’t think about it too much, just see if this program feels like a fun experience that would help you, or not. The choice is yours 🙂

Do you offer refunds?

In order for a a refund to be granted, you must participate in the program fully: watch the videos, do the projects and attend the Q&A calls during the live portion of the course. In the unlikely event that these do not change your experience of learning Finnish, you may request a refund. I’ll make the decision based on each individual request.

What if I still have questions?

Contact me by clicking here. I’d love to support you in making the best possible decision for you!

For any questions about the program:

Please contact me!

Registration closes Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Want to keep in touch? Join my inner circle for weekly updates, good vibes & more to support you in creating a life you love abroad! - Irina
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