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Finnish Phase 1, Unit 01-05
- Learn to Speak and Understand Finnish with Pimsleur Language Programs
- By: Pimsleur
- Narrated by: Pimsleur
- Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
- Original Recording
There are 3 varieties of standard Finnish: "kirjakieli" or “book language” which is used in official documents, official speeches and the daily news; "yleiskieli" or “standard language” which is taught in schools - formal and correct, though more relaxed than the "book language"; and "puhekieli" or "spoken language" which is a frequently changing, more casual variety used in everyday conversation. This course teaches the standard Finnish language, "yleiskieli."
- By A. Thompson on 21-08-17
Nice conversation learning and roleplay
This is actually my favourite language teaching resource I've tried so far. 30 mins a day with lots of roleplay and conversation practice. You will want to combine it with something like memrise to learn vocabulary. Downsides are that it only teaches the formal/written language which is quite a bit different than what people actually speak (although they all do this sadly) and that the course looks like it won't cover more advanced levels. Quite short as well so good if you have audible credits to spare.