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.
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.
Learn to speak Finnish, the language of Finland.
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.