Our native-speaking, qualified Finnish teachers will tailor your individual or group language course to suit your personal learning aims and Finnish level. They are available to conduct classes in your home or office in Portsmouth, on a day and at a time that suits you. Course books are included, and timetables can often be as flexible as you need. Your personalised course will be built around one of the following options:
Everybody can benefit from our general Finnish courses - they endeavour to give the learner fluency in general Finnish conversation, whether through learning the basics or improving existing skills. General courses concentrate mainly on sharpening up grammar and vocabulary, and aim to expand the ability to speak, read and listen Finnish with full comprehension. These courses will be most suitable for those who want to improve their Finnish to a practicable level, or as a basis for a business Finnish course.
Listen & Learn's general Finnish courses for groups are a great option for groups of 2-12 colleagues or friends who are at the same level in studying Finnish. Your group should have similar learning goals and be available to study at the same time and location every week. The courses are tailored to suit the group's level, no matter how elementary or advanced. General courses aim to give students knowledge of common Finnish that would be used in real scenarios. Your teacher will cover a lot of grammar and vocabulary, as well as give you ample opportunities to practise your reading, listening, and speaking skills. General group Finnish courses are great for groups who would like to begin learning Finnish, or improve on existing skills and knowledge. These courses are also highly recommended as a first step for companies who would like their employees to move on to a business language course once they have a working knowledge of Finnish.
1-to-1 business Finnish courses can really help you get ahead, whether you are relocating abroad, looking for work in a foreign country, or simply if you work for a multinational organisation. These courses are mainly aimed at learners who already possess a decent working Finnish knowledge and who want to build on these in order to use their Finnish skills in a business environment. The course is fully customised to take into account not only your learning needs, but also the appropriate industry's vocabulary and any particular skills the role demands, such as report writing or formal correspondence.
These business Finnish courses are aimed at groups of 2 to 12 people who already have a fair working Finnish knowledge, who wish to convert this knowledge to practicable business use. So long as all members of the group are at the same level of Finnish at the start of the course, and are able to meet for each class at a pre-arranged time and place, then the classes will be of great benefit to all involved. Business courses will generally focus on the field or industry in question, incorporating related vocabulary and improving appropriate skills, such as writing reports, formal business correspondence or giving a presentation.
Specific purposes Finnish courses are a great boon to people who have already studied Finnish and wish to develop certain facets of their Finnish skills. This can include an array of helpful guidance, including the following:
• Vocabulary related to the industry (legal, HR, engineering, accounting, medical etc.)
• Accent softening and elocution
• Expanding upon existing aspects (writing, speaking, listening, reading etc.)
• Language for travelling
• Communication skills in business (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Writing skills in business (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity
If you have a group of 2-12 Finnish learners who all require particular language skills or vocabulary, this option may be ideal for you. All members of the group should be at the same level, intermediate, upper intermediate, or advanced. We can tailor a group language course to address any of the following:
• Accent softening and elocution
• Training to improve specific language skills (writing, comprehension, listening)
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. telephony, presentation, training, negotiation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• >Language for specific industries (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity.
"Our native speaker qualified Finnish language teachers can train you and your colleagues at your office or home at a time to suit you. Classes can be any day of the week (even weekends) in the morning."
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