From an intensive one-to-one Finnish course at our London training centre to an in-company Finnish course at your offices, Communicaid can provide you and your organisation with a language course that meets your needs. With training centres in London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York providing countrywide coverage and partner organisations worldwide, Communicaid is uniquely placed to be your local, national and international training partner for Finnish language courses.
Our Finnish training courses are highly personalised and designed to improve your Finnish communication skills, whether your focus is social, business, financial, diplomatic or legal.
Benefits of our Finnish language course
A Communicaid Finnish language course will provide you with the ability to:
- Interact more confidently when visiting Finland or dealing with Finnish nationals
- Create rapport and strengthen relationships with Finnish colleagues and clients through a
- show of interest in the Finnish language and culture
- Demonstrate goodwill and facilitate international communication at both a personal and
Who should attend our Finnish school
A Communicaid Finnish training course is suitable for:
- Anyone planning to relocate to Finland and wishing to attend a Finnish course in order to
prepare in advance for their assignment
- Business professionals conducting business regularly with Finnish speakers who wish to build
rapport and strengthen relationships by attending a Finnish course
- Government and non-governmental agency representatives working in Finland who need to
be able to communicate at all levels
Finnish course content
The content and format of your Finnish language training course will depend on your profession, proficiency in Finnish and objectives. Whether beginner, survival, intermediate or advanced, key areas covered in all our Finnish courses include:
- Oral fluency development
- Listening skills
- Pronunciation and accent
- Reading skills
- Telephoning in Finnish
- Emailings in Finnish
- Sector-specific terminology
- Presentation & negotiation skills
Finnish training is available seven days a week, 365 days a year. Training takes place between 08:00 and 20:00 although training is also available outside of these hours upon request.
Suitable tailored and published materials will be used throughout your course, with recommendations on self-study material and extra reading made at the beginning and throughout the duration of your course.
We offer a variety of training formats for your Finnish course – from intensive, weeklong courses to extensive, modular lessons. Appropriate formats will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy (please click here to read more about our approach).
Finnish course trainer
All Communicaid Finnish trainers are native speakers with at least 3 years’ professional Finnish training experience. In addition to relevant academic and linguistic qualifications and experience, many of our Finnish trainers also possess considerable exposure and expertise in the professional world.
Your Finnish trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus. Detailed below is a sample profile of a member of our Finnish training team.
AG joined Communicaid in 2002, where she has successfully delivered Finnish courses to both beginner and advanced level learners.
AG has an MA in Finnish from the University of Helsinki. On completion of her Masters, AG went on to train as a teacher and initially started her career in training at a school in Finland. On relocating to the UK, AG turned her focus towards adult education and trains for a number of adult learning institutions.
suomi – Facts about the Finnish language
The official language of Finland, Finnish is spoken by approximately 6 million people. Most Finnish speakers are based in Finland although communities of Finnish speakers also reside in Sweden and Norway, where either standard Finnish or a related dialect (Meänkieli and Kven) are recognised as official minority languages. Native Finnish speakers can also be found in north-western Russia and Estonia.
Belonging to the Finno-Ugric family of languages, Finnish is related to the Estonian language and shares its status in being one of the few non Indo-European languages in Europe. Like Estonian, Finnish writing is based on the Latin alphabet but borrows more directly from the Swedish alphabet.