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:
General Finnish language courses are ideal for students at any level, from complete beginners to advanced learners. These courses are based around developing communication skills in common situations. Your teacher will place an emphasis on vocabulary and grammar, with plenty of speaking, listening, and reading practice. Our general Finnish courses are an ideal way to get started in the language, build on existing skills, or attain a working knowledge before progressing to a business or specialised Finnish course.
As the ideal starting point for a group of people wishing to gain a strong acquaintance with the ins and outs of conversational Finnish, these group classes can be arranged for groups as small as 2 people, and as large as 12 - our only provisos are that the whole class are able to meet at a consistent time and place each week, and are all of the same approximate Finnish level. General courses cover all the grammar and vocabulary you need to gain a practicable advantage in your spoken and written Finnish, and are also an excellent basis for further Finnish study.
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.
Listen & Learn's group business courses in Finnish are specifically designed to suit small groups (of 2-12 students) who already have a working knowledge of Finnish, but want to focus on language for the business community. Your group should all be at approximately the same language level, have similar learning goals, and be available to study at the same time and location every week. Your teacher will tailormake your course based on the group aims and any specific business communication skills that the group wants to improve, such as negotiation or formal correspondence. Group business Finnish courses are suitable for groups from any private or corporate organisations, for example those who need a higher or more specialised level of Finnish for communication with international colleagues and clients, or those who need to develop particular skills or specialised industry terminology.
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 your group of 2-12 Finnish learners require the same set of particular skills as well as a standard language course, our specific purpose group Finnish courses can really help make a difference. So long as the whole group is at about the same stage of learning Finnish, we can help improve their overall understanding by arranging classes focusing on improving the following:
• 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
"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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