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 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.
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.
Our business courses cater to learners with a decent general knowledge of Finnish but would like to expand their skills for use in the business world. Courses are, as always, completely tailormade for the relevant industry and skill sets (e.g. business correspondence, writing reports etc.). One-to-one business courses are perfect for professionals hoping to develop their current Finnish skills, especially those working for multinational corporations, preparing to work from abroad, or looking for overseas employment.
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.
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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