I grew up bilingual- speaking Finnish to my mum, and English to my dad. I will teach Finnish to anyone who wants to take on the enjoyable challenge of this Scandinavian language! Depending on the students' prior knowledge of Finnish, I will teach them grammar, pronunciation, written Finnish, and conversational Finnish, and any other help they may need.
I like to get to know the students first and find out together the best way to learn and love the language for their own good. So I am all open ears to ideas! I am very openminded and motivated when it comes to tutoring.
I base my classes on conversation and student interests. I believe that conversation is the best way to learn any language. I learned Portuguese when I arrived in Brazil and nobody spoke English and I was forced to find ways to speak Portuguese. At first you make many mistakes, but that's why I'm not only a partner in the conversation, but also a teacher who points out the mistake.
Learning languages can be fun when you talk about everyday topics. We will have a conversation and I will correct your mistakes immediately. This is a relaxed, but effective way of learning.
My teaching method is one to one so I can engage with the student and know they have understood everything.
Did you know that Finnish is not an Indo-European language? That means its grammar and vocabulary are unlike anything you've probably encountered before! Fortunately, its grammar is strong and straightforward, even if unfamiliar, so we'll focus a lot on that.
Relaxed teaching at your own pace, with lesson structures and methods to suit you. Some people prefer to start with the basics, others want to know particular things or start with grammar. I am flexible and will fit studies around your needs.
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