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undertakerfreak
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Private Finnish lessons

Post by undertakerfreak » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:09 am

I signed up for the basic Finnish course at Helsinki U, but I dropped out after a few days due to a pretty bad case of social anxiety. The professor had us get up and talk to people in Finnish on several occasions, and I felt extremely uncomfortable. Make no mistake: I know this is part of the learning process for a language, but understand that it's hard enough for me to be in a group of people conversing in English, let alone a foreign language. So please, I don't need to be reminded about the importance of interaction. I seen no reason that I can't learn Finnish in a more individual setting, but I also know I can't learn this language on my own.

That said, does anyone know of any companies that offer more individualised Finnish lessons, like a private tutor? Only restrictions are they have to be in Helsinki, and they have to have flexible scheduling. Until I find a better way to manage my anxiety, this is how it has to be.



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suomynona.yllatot
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Re: Private Finnish lessons

Post by suomynona.yllatot » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:27 pm

If you are looking for companies, there were at least Josbel, and AAC, they offered individual lessons.

You could also try this site here. Mostly individual teachers. A few of the university students may also offer to teach 1-on-1, I remember there was a lady doing her thesis on the Finnish language that was doing that.

Another site here. Options to select for the above site: Your current location/city/ > Yksityishenkilö/ > Löytää Apua/ > Yksityisopetus/ >Kieli/ Suomi/ >Yksityisopetus/. And then select all three: Kokeisiin valmistautuminen/ Eritysopetus/ Kotiopetus.


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