With Listen & Learn's qualified tutors - all of whom are native Finnish speakers - we can customise your 1-to-1 or group course to cater for your own aims, needs and current Finnish proficiency. Our teachers can carry out your lessons in your Portsmouth home or office, arranging classes in advance for a time that suits you. The price includes the cost of your text books, and lesson scheduling can be as adaptable as the lessons themselves. The specifics of your course depends on which course package you choose:
Our general courses are a good place to start your Finnish studies, or to improve upon your current skills. They give focused attention to expanding your day-to-day grammar and vocabulary, enabling you to improve your spoken and written Finnish with relative speed and ease. General courses best suit those wishing to improve their Finnish to conversational level, as well as students who hope to continue their Finnish studies to a more advanced level.
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.
Listen & Learn's one-on-one Finnish courses for business are integral in taking your existing Finnish skills and making them indispensible for day-to-day business tasks. Lessons are adapted to suit your particular industry and field, and your teacher can help you master specific skills, such as presentation skills and formal business correspondence. This is the best option for professionals who work for international corporations, as well as businessmen working from abroad or seeking overseas work.
Intended for learners who already have a basic grasp of Finnish and wish to extend it to apply to their working lives, group business Finnish courses are a great way to enable employees within a multinational corporation to be productive in both their native tongue and their newly-acquired Finnish. Group courses cater for up to 12 people (minimum of 2 students), and should be scheduled to take place at the same time and location each week. The tutor will develop the group's vocabulary to suit the related industry, as well as improve competence for day to day tasks performed in Finnish.
For individuals at intermediate or advanced level Finnish who have specific professional or interest-related language requirements, we are more than happy to incorporate any of the following elements into your language course:
• Accent softening and elocution
• Training to improve particular 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.
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
"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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