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Finnish Courses in Portsmouth

Listen & Learn has qualified, native-speaking Finnish teachers available in Portsmouth to provide a personalised Finnish language course for you or your group. Your teacher will carry out tailor-made lessons in your home or office, at the time that is most convenient for you - weekdays or weekends; morning, afternoon or evening. For busy individuals, we offer very flexible options for timetabling. Course books are provided for all of our course options, which are outlined below:

Standard One-to-One Courses in General Finnish

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.

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Standard Group Courses in General Finnish

Our group courses in general Finnish are perfect if you have a group of 2-12 students who have achieved approximately the same level of Finnish, whether that be beginner or advanced. Your teacher will focus on Finnish grammar and vocabulary that will be useful in everyday communication, and will provide plenty of practice with speaking, reading, and listening. Your group should have similar learning goals, and be available at the same time and location every week. A general group course is suitable for groups of colleagues or friends, and is also a good option for businesses who want to give their employees a basic grounding in Finnish before they begin a business Finnish course.

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Standard One-to-One Courses in Business Finnish

Our one-to-one business Finnish courses are intended for those learners who already have a basic grounding in Finnish, but need to develop specific language skills to aid effective business communication. These courses can be tailored to address the requirements of your particular field, and can include development of any necessary skills, such as public speaking or professional correspondence. Business Finnish courses are a perfect option for people working in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, and multinational companies where some knowledge of Finnish is required. They are also ideal for jobseekers, people transferring to a foreign country, and those working with international colleagues, academia and government.

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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

Designed for those already with a good grasp of Finnish, who may have designs to use their acquired language for specific purposes, these courses can incorporate various skills and practices that help make the difference between sticking out like a sore thumb and blending in like a local, including:

• Elocution and softening of native accent
• Improving specific skills (writing, comprehension, listening, etc.)
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Vocabulary for relevant industry (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Cultural and historical 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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