Complete Finnish Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language (Teach Yourself)

Complete Finnish Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language (Teach Yourself)

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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.

What will I achieve by the end of the course?
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.

Is this course for me?
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.

What do I get?
-18 learning units plus verbs reference and word glossary and revision section
-Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick
-Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening, and speaking
-Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner
-Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Finland
-Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
-Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Finnish
-Test Yourself - see and track your own progress

The audio for this course is available for free on or from the Teach Yourself Library app.

*Complete Finnish maps from Novice Low to Advanced Low level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and from A1 Beginner to B1/B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 168 x 238 x 55mm | 856g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 1444195220
  • 9781444195224
  • 63,386

Table of contents

: Introduction
: Pronunciation
: Let's practise!
01: Nice to meet you
02: Welcome!
03: One, two, three...
04: Straight on
05: Have a pleasant journey!
06: Speaking on the phone
07: Bon appetit!
08: What would you like?
09: In the sauna: more water on the stove
10: Oh dear, oh dear!
11: Come and see us!
12: Tell us a little bit about yourself
13: Excuse me, do you speak Finnish?
14: What is the weather like outside?
15: Beware of elks on the road!
16: The evening news
17: Congratulations!
18: With true Finnish grit
: Key to the exercises
: Finnish-English vocabulary
: English-Finnish vocabulary
: Appendices
: Taking it further
: Index
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About Terttu Leney

Terttu Leney has taught Finnish at Chelsea & Westminster Adult Education Institute, the University of Surrey and the UK Foreign Office in London. She has also been a freelance broadcaster for the Finnish section of the BBC World Service and Examinations Administrator for Language Testing Associates, London. In 1996 she gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Current Developments in Language Training from the University of Westminster.
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