Simple Finnish Sentences: a Short Course for Beginners

Wish you could…

speak and write Finnish in simple sentences, even if you’re just starting out or starting again?
see quick, meaningful progress by focusing on what’s most important first?
find a fun and engaging course that sets you up to continue learning, even after the course ends?

Introducing: Simple Finnish Sentences! A short, online beginners course that’ll help you get started with what’s important so you can get into the flow of learning Finnish.

JOIN THE NEXT COURSE: Sept 1-17th, 2020 17:15-18:45 (classes will also be recorded)

Many of us join beginners’ courses only to be overwhelmed by the amount of grammar taught and uncertain about how to use what we’ve learned. What if there were a simpler, more enjoyable way of learning? There is!

This course is designed to focus on the most important pieces, while also helping you use what you learn in your daily life right away. We’ll combine thought-provoking grammar lessons with practical language coaching to help you create fun ways of learning outside the class as well. Start small but practical and watch the impact this has on joy, ease and progress.

Course prerequisites: the ability to read the Finnish alphabet 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.

Schedule: The course is a live, 3-week virtual course, twice a week.

Tues Sept 1 @ 17:15-18:45
Thurs Sept 3 @ 17:15-18:45
Tues Sept 8 @ 17:15-18:45
Thurs Sept 10 @ 17:15-18:45
Tues Sept 15 @ 17:15-18:45
Thurs Sept 17 @ 17:15-18:45

If you miss a class, the recording will be emailed to you after and you can also send me any questions you may have in advance.

This is for you if...

This is for you if… 

  • You’re either new to the Finnish language OR have started & stopped learning (once or repeatedly) because learning wasn’t flowing.
  • You want to focus on simple sentences before moving on to the next thing. You understand this may take a bit of patience at first but you recognize that starting small will help you see quick, sustainable progress.
  • You’re already familiar and comfortable with Finnish pronunciation and/or have already done the Finnish Soundscape course.

In this online course, you'll...

In this online course, you’ll…

  • learn basic constructions of simple Finnish sentences – and how to actually use them in your daily life
  • focus on actually remembering & using the grammar you learn
  • create a routine for learning that will help you continue learning after the course ends
  • be guided by someone who learned Finnish in her 20s, and remembers what it’s like to be a non-Finnish native learning this for the first time

In this online course, you won't learn...

In this online course, you won’t learn…

  • Pronunciation & reading. If you’re still working on the basic sounds, please start with the Finnish Soundscape pronunciation course first! (This is the ultimate foundational step. Choosing the land you’ll build your foundation on ;))
  • Every single detail about sentences. We’ll leave some gaps, keep things simple and focus our attention on what’s most important. The objective is to give you the ingredients necessary to help you get into a more consistent, learning flow (that for many equals deeper learning in the long-run)

Price & what's included

For 186€, inc. 24% VAT, you get…

  • 3 weeks of interactive classes online, 2x/week
    • Tues Sept 1 @ 17:15-18:45
    • Thurs Sept 3 @ 17:15-18:45
    • Tues Sept 8 @ 17:15-18:45
    • Thurs Sept 10 @ 17:15-18:45
    • Tues Sept 15 @ 17:15-18:45
    • Thurs Sept 17 @ 17:15-18:45
  • All classes will be recorded and emailed to you if you’re not able to attend live, in which case you can email me your questions and I’ll answer them on the call.
  • Exercises to help you deepen your understanding & applicability of what you’re learning outside of class

Schedule

The course is a live, 3-week virtual course. We’ll meet twice a week on:

Tues Sept 1 @ 17:15-18:45
Thurs Sept 3 @ 17:15-18:45
Tues Sept 8 @ 17:15-18:45
Thurs Sept 10 @ 17:15-18:45
Tues Sept 15 @ 17:15-18:45
Thurs Sept 17 @ 17:15-18:45

I highly recommend attending live but in case you miss a class, the recording will be emailed to you after and you can also send me any questions you may have in advance.

Register for this course by emailing me: irina[at]languagecatalyst[.]com!

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 teach the basics behind simple Finnish sentences, alongside what you need to actually use what you learn. As someone who learned Finnish in my 20s, I still remember life before the partitive case and what it was like to learn Finnish grammar for the first time.

Over the years, my understanding has deepened greatly and I now teach in the way I wish I’d been taught from the beginning. I believe this knowledge, skills and practices empower us to tap into our inborn ability to learn Finnish!

What people say about working with me...

While this is the first time I offer this course, here’s what people have said about learning Finnish with me in other formats…

 

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. […] It’s always nice to work with people who are passionate about what they do. – Jesper

My attitude has changed. – J.

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How it works:

  • Email me at irina[at]languagecatalyst[.]com to register and I’ll send you an invoice
  • Registration deadline is Wed, Aug 26th, 2020!
  • Course starts Tues, Sept 1st at 17:15 and takes place online (class will be recorded)
  • For questions about the course and to sign up, please email me at irina[at]languagecatalyst[.]com

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