Editors Choice – Best Finnish Language Books

Do you want to develop a solid understanding of Finnish and communicate confidently with others? Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review, Complete Finnish will equip you with the skills you need to use Finnish in a variety of settings and situations, developing your cultural awareness along the way.

By the end of Complete Finnish you will have a solid intermediate-level grounding in the four key skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening – and be able to communicate with confidence and accuracy.

If you want to move confidently from beginner to intermediate level, this is the course for you. It’s perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the beginner classroom. It can also be used as a refresher course.

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Why is Finnish an important language to learn?

If you’re traveling to Finland, knowing Finnish is a must. More than 90% of the population speaks Finnish as their primary language. It will also help you while traveling throughout Europe, as many Finnish minorities live throughout the continent. There are very few places that you can visit in this world and have a fabulous time whether it is spring, summer, fall, or winter. Finland is one of those destinations and you can spend any time of the year out in nature, as you hike the trails near the lakes, attend the numerous festivals, and ski down the mountains. Add in the vibrant city lights and the aurora borealis and you can have a magical vacation you will remember for a lifetime. If you want to get the most out of your trip though, you really need to take the time to learn how to speak Finnish. Approximately six million people speak Finnish in the world and most of them live in Finland. As long as you are diligent with your studies, you can learn how to speak Finnish in no time at all. This is an elegant language that doesn’t have gender specific pronouns but has more letters with logical placement and sound. There also isn’t a future tense in Finnish, which will save you the headache of learning multiple ways to say each word.

Learn to speak Finnish

This ebook contains 800 Finnish flashcards, one every two pages. It is ideal for beginners and intermediate learners of Finnish to acquire those most important initial words that make up the majority of everyday conversation. Various features like bidirectional listing or multiple random study orders make this Finnish flashcard ebook the perfect tool on your Kindle to boost your language skills.

The book consists of Elementary and Pre-intermediate courses with parallel Finnish-English texts. The author maintains learners’ motivation with funny stories about real life situations such as meeting people, studying, job searches, working etc. The ALARM method (Approved Learning Automatic Remembering Method) utilize natural human ability to remember words used in texts repeatedly and systematically.

This course includes Lessons 1-16 from the Finnish Level 1 Program – 8 hours of audio-only effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

This practical course in modern Finnish was developed by Maija-Hellikki Aaltio, of the Helsinki University. The introductory level course uses two books: one provides transcripts of the Finnish dialogs with idiomatic English translations, notes on structural pattern and explanations of essential points of grammar; the other provides a variety of exercises with instructions in English.