Based on real Finnish course curricula, Novus Language can help anyone learn to speak Finnish fluently.
Forget the games and gimmicks! We use proven language learning techniques that have been used to teach millions of people to learn a second language.
Finnish, a wonderful sounding language, is spoken by the majority of Finland. Finnish is also recognized as a minority language in Sweden and Russia.
As you move through this textbook, you will find it is built around principles which emphasize the development of basic communicative skills. The speech samples in this text reflect the language as it is spoken in practical, everyday social situations. The objective of each section is to introduce and to expand your ability to use the principal features of the Finnish language to satisfy your social and professional needs in the host country. The structure is introduced in large chunks for overview, and smaller pieces are practiced cyclically to give you flexible control of the structure with review and reinforcement built in.
The aim and purpose of this material, conversational Finnish, is to serve as a basic course. With this book you are expected to develop the skills needed for fluent workable proficiency in Finnish. This translates to a level of 2 to 2+ on the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale and advanced proficiency on the ACTFL scale. This book is designed for the first six months of an intensive ten-month course in US government language schools.
This book is suitable for self-study. To facilitate its use for independent study, English translations, tapes, and answer keys are provided for practically all the Finnish text. The textbook is accompanied by tapes, a dictionary, and a workbook (with tapes). Conversational Finnish is organized into 14 topical units with structural notes in the end of each unit. The first four units should be studied in sequence as a block but after Unit V they can be studied individually in any sequence.
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