Pimsleur Finnish Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD

Pimsleur Finnish Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand <> with Pimsleur Language Programs

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  • Lessons: 16
  • ISBN: 9781442346727
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  • List Price: $49.95

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Includes 16 lessons on 8 CDs

Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

This course includes Lessons 1-16 from the Finnish Level 1 Program - 8 hours of audio-only effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Finnish.

Reading instruction begins in Lesson 11 to provide you with an introduction to reading Finnish. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with Finnish pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet is included with your download.

The Finnish Language
Finnish belongs to the Finnic branch of the Finno-Ugric family of languages. Its closest relative is Estonian; Hungarian is a distant cousin. It is spoken by approximately 5.2 million people, mostly in Finland, and by some in Sweden and Russia as well. There are three varieties of standard Finnish which are spoken throughout the country: kirjakieli ("book language") - used in official documents, official speeches and the daily news; yleiskieli - the standard language used in schools; it is formal and correct, though more relaxed than the "book language," and puhekieli ("spoken language") - more casual variety used in everyday conversation, which changes frequently. This course teaches the standard Finnish language, yleiskieli.

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  • It works (3)
  • Perfects accent (3)
  • Portable (3)

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    5.0

    Great Gifts

    By Miriam the language nut

    from Long Beach , Ca

    About Me Business person, Government employee, Military personnel, Student, Traveler

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

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      • Family background/Heritage
      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Finnish, Conversational:

      Great as gifts which I did for one of my cousins who has Finnish background. It is something she would have not done for herself, but now she is absolutely amazed with the ease. She has since bought the Italian 1 for her daughter.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just What I Need

      By TJPortland

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Traveler

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      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Finnish, Conversational:

        We're going to Helsinki next month and need to know just a bit of Finnish so we can not be boorish Americans while there. These CDs are perfect for use in the car. I'm amazed by how easy the speakers make it, by breaking down the words into sections and perfecting the pronunciation from the end of the word to the beginning. Backwards! Who knew?
        A funny thing is, the first scenario presented on the CD is an American man who wants to talk to a Finnish woman in a cafe. I guess the primary target for these CDs is businessmen abroad.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        An extremely fast way to learn Finnish!

        By Barb

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Traveler

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        Pros

        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent
        • Portable

        Cons

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          • Self-improvement
          • Travel

          Comments about Finnish, Conversational:

          I'm going to Finland in 2 months and wanted a language program that would provide fast results. Pimsleur fit the bill.

          The idea of not using a study guide was at first terrifying. It was like being thrown into the deep end and told to start swimming for the very first time.

          As it turned out, I really did learn faster that way. I was able to retain so much more than I thought I would.

          I highly recommend the Pimsleur method.

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