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.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

WE LOVE SINUHE THE EGYPTIAN

Sinuhe Egyptiläinen (Sinuhe The Egyptian) written by Mika Waltari has been voted by readers to be the most beloved finnish book . It has been translated to many languages, for example to Hindi, Japanese and Arabic, and of course to most of the European languages. List of books written by Waltari and their translations can be found here. Those who like Don Quijote, humor, christianity/islam and history will maybe enjoy reading Mikael Karvajalka (The adventurer) and Mikael Hakim (The wanderer) even more than Sinuhe.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

FINNISH HUMOR


("A movietrailer" Roudasta Rospuuttoon from a Finnish TV-comedy act Studio Julmahuvi.)
When you are sober, you are responsible for your words and acts, but when you are not, you are not, because you are drunken, so you can show your feelings without control and...
Sometimes it can be better not even to try to explain... at least when you are sober!

Friday, April 25, 2008

WHAT HAPPENED?

Why do bears have a short tail? Listen to this story about how the bear lost its tail!
Yes! The fox was there, too...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

WHILE WAITING FOR SUMMER...


Remember to sign on for a summer course!
SEE COURSES IN THE CALENDAR.

WHAT, WHERE, WHEN?

Where can I study the Finnish language in Oulu?
When will the next course start?
Is the level of the course good for me?
How long is the course?
How much does it cost?
May I participate?
-The idea of this blog is to help people living in Oulu to find a Finnish language course.

CALENDAR

More information about courses on educational institutions' Internet pages.