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.
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.
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.
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.
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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