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Finnish Courses in Portsmouth

All of our Finnish teachers are native speakers and appropriately qualified to teach the language at almost any level, keeping in mind your own learning needs and current level. Classes can be held in your Portsmouth home or workplace, and can easily be arranged to fit your schedule. We'll provide your initial text books, all you need to do is decide which of the following available course packages best suits your needs:

Standard One-to-One Courses in General Finnish

Our general Finnish language courses are suitable for learners of any level. They aim to enable communication in everyday situations and are an ideal way to improve your knowledge of Finnish, whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned speaker. A general course focuses predominantly on grammar and vocabulary, supported by development of speaking, reading, and listening skills. General courses are ideal if you want to attain or improve on an all-round level of Finnish, or build a strong foundation before moving on to business Finnish training.

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Standard Group Courses in General Finnish

Our Finnish group courses are targeted for sets of 2-12 people, all of whom have the same requirements from learning Finnish. Everybody should be at about the same level at the start of the course, and the entire group should be able to meet at the same time and place each week. Grammar and vocabulary form the backbone of the general course, helping the student gain fluency in conversational topics whilst increasing their overall working Finnish knowledge. For groups who wish to engage in further Finnish study, the general course is an excellent starting point.

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Standard One-to-One Courses in Business 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.

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Standard Group Courses in Business Finnish

Group business Finnish courses are intended for small groups (of 2 to 12 students) who already have a working knowledge of Finnish, and want to extend their skills in the arena of business language. Your group should have approximately the same level of Finnish, whether that be intermediate, upper intermediate, or advanced. You should all be available at the same time every week, and have complementary learning aims. Your trainer will develop your course around your group's language goals and particular field of business, and can incorporate any specific areas of focus, such as improving negotiation or presentation skills. Group business language courses are suitable for a wide range of organisations, including multinational companies, and those whose employees require a higher level of Finnish to develop international business relationships.

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Standard One-to-One Courses in Specific Purposes Finnish

Courses for specific purposes are designed to assist the individual learner in delving deeper into their current Finnish capacity by focusing on many Finnish details which separate the 'native' from the 'tourist', including (but not limited to):

• Vocabulary for relevant industry (e.g. HR, engineering, accounting, medical, legal)
•Elocution and accent softening
• Expanding individual skills (writing, speaking, listening, reading etc.)
• Language for travelling internationally
• Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity

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Standard Group Courses in Specific Purposes Finnish

While your group may be improving their Finnish skills with each lesson, there are many elements of Finnish that go beyond simply knowing the right word, or the right way to phrase something. Our specific purposes Finnish group courses can help you gain skills that increase other facets of your group’s Finnish abilities, including:

• Accent softening / pronunciation Developing existing aptitude for writing, reading, listening, speaking, etc.
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. proposals, reports, formal correspondence)
• Vocabulary for particular industry (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Understanding historical and cultural context

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