Rosetta Stone for Finnish

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Mikie
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Rosetta Stone for Finnish

Post by Mikie » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:12 pm

...does not exist. Instead of complaining of why there are dozens of other useless languages (to me) instead of Finnish, perhaps I could ask what other really, really good software programs are out there?

High quality, high production, and (hopefully not too) high cost preferred.



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Re: Rosetta Stone for Finnish

Post by kalmisto » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:10 pm

Download free Finnish software :
http://www.byki.com/fls/free-finnish-so ... ?l=finnish

I don´t know if it is good or not but why not try it. It´s free !


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Re: Rosetta Stone for Finnish

Post by kalmisto » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:18 pm

...Instead of complaining of why there are dozens of other useless languages (to me) instead of Finnish, perhaps... <<

Casey in New York knows how to put a "useless" language to use :
http://www.meetup.com/The-NYC-Finnish-Meetup-Group

"Keep in mind that the purpose of this group doesn't always have to be about language learning as I am quite a fan of random adventures for no apparent reason."

The New York City Finnish Group is not only about learning Finnish, it is also about getting to know new people and having a good time. I suspect that the latter is much more important than the former and I see nothing wrong in that.

The reason why I mention this group is that you ( Mikie ) give your location as "New York/Helsinki".


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Re: Rosetta Stone for Finnish

Post by Mikie » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:54 pm

kalmisto-

Hey thanks for the links. I suppose I never really updated my location on here, as I now am a semi-permanent fixture in downtown Helsinki. That group would've been great to know about 2yrs ago.

Mike


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Re: Rosetta Stone for Finnish

Post by kalmisto » Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:08 pm

Mikie wrote:kalmisto-

Hey thanks for the links. I suppose I never really updated my location on here, as I now am a semi-permanent fixture in downtown Helsinki. That group would've been great to know about 2yrs ago.

Mike
You are welcome ! The group was founded as recently as August the 19th.

Finns in NY :
http://www.finlandiafoundationny.org/welcome.html

http://www.fingerlakesfinns.org


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Re: Rosetta Stone for Finnish

Post by haighlsby » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:45 pm

You can request Finnish for Rosetta stone on their website, I have. But Rosetta stone is £150 so it is a big investment.


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Re: Rosetta Stone for Finnish

Post by ari » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:24 pm

Another vote of BYKI :thumbsup: However I would love if Rosetta Stone came out as I have only heard good things about it, apart from the price.

However I mailed Rosetta Stone a few months ago and there wasn't any plans to release a Finnish language course :thumbsdown:
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Re: Rosetta Stone for Finnish

Post by ari » Thu May 26, 2011 11:33 pm

Trying to get some support behind a Finnish version of Rosetta Stone, please join:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_59591982188

Also request it from Rosetta:

http://www.rosettastone.com/global/form ... ge-request
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Re: Rosetta Stone for Finnish

Post by magenta22 » Fri May 27, 2011 12:25 am

In stockmann they sell a memory stick called Eurotalk. It's a bit pricy (about 45€) for what it is and a bit basic but might help you for starters

Other wise there are the Teach yourself books who do Finnish, they come with a book and CD


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