Thursday, November 3, 2011

YKI tests 2012

The YKI test days in 2012 are 28.1. (only intermediate level), 31.3., 25.8. (only intermediate level) and 27.10. More information about registration and fees here.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

We are in Facebook

I haven't had time to update this blog for a while, so please visit the Finnish blog to find the links to online studying material, schools, dictionaries etc.
You can easily find us also in Facebook. Join our group First Steps and meet also others who are interested in learning Finnish. Welcome!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

LEARN FINNISH 2010

Lots of new courses in CALENDAR.
There are courses for both beginners and advanced level. Some of the courses are free, some cost a bit. There are also online courses, clubs and students' self-support services.

Friday, December 4, 2009

YKI tests 2010

YKI (The National Certificate of Language Proficiency) test days on intermediate level year 2010 are
23 January, Registration period: 1 - 11 December 2009!
10 April
28 August
30 October
More information about registration here .

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

VIRTUAL CLASSES IN FINNISH LANGUAGE

Are there no Finnish courses available there where you live? No problem! Finnish interactive on line courses are here. The first on line course will start soon at summer university. The online lessons will take place in a virtual classroom where the teacher and students meet weekly. The students no matter where they live attend the classes via Internet. This course starting now in October is free of charge. For more information and registration see Finnish Language Basic Course 3 - an interactive online course here (down on left).

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

AUTUMN 2009

Schools offering Finnish language courses in Oulu have now updated their home pages. To find information about courses that are available in Oulu take a look at the link list on right under Educational institutions. For more information contact the school that organizes the course you are interested in. In case you just don't know where to start you are welcome to visit Finnish Extra (Finnish language help centre) at Summer university to get advice and help in planning your studies.

Learning a new language can sometimes be hard, but it's also fun! Exactly the way some other hobbies we have.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Suomea, ole hyvä! gives a possibility to revise Finnish grammar and do exercises on line. This site can be the right one if you are looking for exercises from easy basic grammar to more complicated language structures.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

LET'S DISCUSS!

A group active Finnish language learners has started to meet on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in Cafe Valve (Hallituskatu 7), because they want to get more practice in Finnish. This group "Plus" is very free and open for everyone, so you can join it if you are interested. Finns are also welcome to discuss.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

SUPISUOMEA AND TAVATAAN TAAS!







Tavataan taas! is a good course to start Finnish language studies if you can speak English, French or German. In Supisuomea course there are no translations, but it has a vocabulary in many languages and a lot of exercises. Supisuomea here and Tavataan taas! here.

Monday, January 19, 2009

NEWS IN PLAIN FINNISH - SELKOUUTISET

Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE  has a very useful site Selkouutiset for those who know already some Finnish but would like to widen their vocabulary and practice to understand language that is used in news. You can now listen to broadcasts in plain Finnish with simplified language in slow speed on internet. Service includes also texts and listening comprehension exercises. 
Win in Weekly Quiz and receive a price from YLE Gift Shop!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

YKI tests 2009

YKI (The National Certificate of Language Proficiency) test days on intermediate level year 2009 are
24 January
4 April
29 August
7 November
More information about registration here

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

SOUNDS GOOD IN YOUTUBE

Now you can watch Finnish language course Kuulostaa hyvältä - Sounds good 1 -30 in YouTube. 


NEW COURSES

Some new Finnish language courses will start in this month.
Check the CALENDAR and contact the school immediately!
 

Saturday, August 9, 2008

SING ALONG!


More same kind of videos here.
UNFORTUNATELY THESE VIDEOS HAVE NOW BEEN REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE  :(

Thursday, July 24, 2008

START LEARNING OR LEARN MORE ON INTERNET

Easyfinnish is one of many Finnish language learning materials you can find on Internet. 
Links to more on line courses and useful language sites on right under Information on Internet and Learn words and phrases.  

Thursday, July 17, 2008

NEW COURSES IN CALENDAR

Some courses starting this summer and next autumn have been added in the calendar. See more information about the courses on the home pages of educational institutions. When you have chosen a course that suits you best, remember to make your registration in time.

Monday, May 26, 2008

SUVIVIRSI

Now it is time to learn to sing Suvivirsi, The Summer Song. Every year children end their school year singing this song. After that starts the freedom! Maybe that's why Finnish people like so much to hear this song in May. We all can still remember the great feeling of happiness from those days when summers still were hot and endless...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

PRACTICE SPEAKING!

Would you like to practice speaking Finnish? Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to find people to speak with, specially if you are not yet fluent in Finnish. Some of us like to talk with children when they are playing outside, some prefer talking with old people in cafes or parks, and some go to night clubs and pubs to find somebody to chat with. One good way to make contacts with Finnish people is to join some club or organisation. For example on next Saturday we have Market of Possibilities in Kuusisaari (Oulu), organized by NGOs. More information about Markets of Possibilities can be found here, and about the program in Oulu and other cities here.

Monday, May 12, 2008

WHO IS THIS MAN?

Today is the day of Finnishness in Finland, commemoration day of J. V. Snellman. When he was 10-16 years old he went to school in Oulu. Download a Snellman game here, and learn more!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

A ROSE TO ALL MOTHERS

Mother's Day is a day honoring mothers. In Finland it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Young children make greeting cards and small presents in daycare or school to give to their moms on Sunday morning. Mothers are expected to stay in bed and sleep until the children have gotten everything ready in kitchen i.e. morning coffee with a cake or cookies. Because it can be too difficult for children to do everything alone, fathers usually help children, especially with the cake and buying flowers. Often families spend the day doing something nice together. Every family has it's own traditions.