Remember Finnish Words: Build your own vocab learning process

Wish you could… 


  • reliably remember Finnish words you chose to learn – even the long ones?
  • use the words you know, and learn key words to express yourself more fully?
  • design an enjoyable vocab learning routine that caters to your natural preferences?


Introducing: Remembering Finnish Words! A guided course to help you build a vocabulary learning process that works for you – so you can get into the flow of learning Finnish. 

How easily are you able to remember or recognize a Finnish word when you need it?

Your ability to remember and recall vocabulary impacts everything from your willingness and confidence in speaking, to making yourself understood and understanding what others are saying to you. 

Good news: Memory is a skill you can train!

Your current ability is more a reflection of your current process than your actual capacity to remember. Why leave this essential piece of the puzzle up to chance, when it literally holds the key to bringing all of your efforts together? Oh and did I mention, the more enjoyable the process, the better it works 🙂

Remembering Finnish will guide you through the essential pieces of the puzzle when it comes to learning vocabulary and making sure it sticks. This is not about using a “magic method” as much as it is about understanding how brains remember, developing skills in the context of language learning and catering to your brain’s unique preferences. 


Just like memory, speaking Finnish is a skill made up of parts. And the importance memory plays in this process is HUGE! Before we can build sentences and play around with words, we need to remember them! Otherwise, any and all effort to learn grammar (patterns) cannot be put to use.

Remembering Finnish is designed to give you the perspective you need to understand how memory works, while also developing the skills you’ll need to put this perspective to use. This isn’t just ‘nice to have’ but essential for you to get into a learning flow, start to see progress and keep the momentum going in a routine!

Course prerequisites...

Course prerequisites…

the ability to read and pronounce the sounds of the Finnish language. If you struggle with sounds like ä, ö, y and/or double letters (like aa, ee, ii, oo, uu, ää, öö, yy, kk, ll, mm, nn, pp, rr, ss, tt) check out The Finnish Soundscape before taking this course.

This is for you if...

This is for you if… 

  • Remembering Finnish words is a significant challenge that’s holding you back, at any level
  • You’ve had trouble learning words consistently and want to build up a stronger foundation for your vocabulary
  • you’re eager to be able to actually use what you learn (speaking!) not just memorizing a ton of words
  • You have a clear grasp of Finnish pronunciation (written & spoken) and/or have already done the Finnish Soundscape course

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

In this online course, you’ll…

  • learn the essential components involved in memory when it comes to learning new Finnish words (perspective)
  • practice the skills involved in actually remembering words (skill development)
  • design your own process for remembering vocabulary and phrases that works for you (routine)
  • be guided by & receive feedback from someone who learned Finnish in adulthood, and remembers what it’s like to learn this for the first time

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 help you develop skills and processes to remember vocabulary (the long, similarly sounding words 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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