Depression and Finnish language

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Cinead
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Re: Depression and Finnish language

Post by Cinead » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:18 pm

Thank you all for your answers.
Me and my partner talk about Norway, which does sounds lovely but it's hard for both of us to leave Finland. I do like the idea of Åland or Ostrbothnia, but it certainly would be difficult for both of us to get employment I imagine, even with swedish fluency.

One thing that also was problematic is the language of our children. My fiancée's mother tongue is finnish, mines are french and english. My mother and her family speaks french only. If I was able to learn finnish, no problem, we speak finnish at home, our kids grow as fluent finns who also would learn french from me, so they cam communicate with their grandmother back in France and the extended family. And they will anyway learn english with life.

If we end up moving to let's say Norway, then I envision : kids who speak norwegian outside, learn finnish from their mother, french from their father and at home hear english when mum and dad are talking to each others... (Because let's be real, we've been speaking english in our couple for so long now, even if we would both be fluent in norwegian we would still be using english as our main "home" language.) That sounds like a whole lot of languages for a developing child to take...
But yeah its all theoretical, I've seen kids who speaks many languages at home and in european schools, so who knows. For now I've settled that I will try to complete Suomen Mestari 3 and 4 before summer, and if I suceed, as a reward I will pay myself like a month of basic swedish or norwegian courses, whatever I can find...



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Re: Depression and Finnish language

Post by Cory » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:33 pm

I just heard on one of the YLENews podcasts that if one is over 60 yrs old, the language requirement is waived for citizenship? Never heard this before. Can anyone confirm?
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Re: Depression and Finnish language

Post by browndude » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:32 am

Cinead wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:18 pm
Thank you all for your answers.
Me and my partner talk about Norway, which does sounds lovely but it's hard for both of us to leave Finland. I do like the idea of Åland or Ostrbothnia, but it certainly would be difficult for both of us to get employment I imagine, even with swedish fluency.

One thing that also was problematic is the language of our children. My fiancée's mother tongue is finnish, mines are french and english. My mother and her family speaks french only. If I was able to learn finnish, no problem, we speak finnish at home, our kids grow as fluent finns who also would learn french from me, so they cam communicate with their grandmother back in France and the extended family. And they will anyway learn english with life.

If we end up moving to let's say Norway, then I envision : kids who speak norwegian outside, learn finnish from their mother, french from their father and at home hear english when mum and dad are talking to each others... (Because let's be real, we've been speaking english in our couple for so long now, even if we would both be fluent in norwegian we would still be using english as our main "home" language.) That sounds like a whole lot of languages for a developing child to take...
But yeah its all theoretical, I've seen kids who speaks many languages at home and in european schools, so who knows. For now I've settled that I will try to complete Suomen Mestari 3 and 4 before summer, and if I suceed, as a reward I will pay myself like a month of basic swedish or norwegian courses, whatever I can find...
I would like to still encourage you to keep learning Finnish. It may seem like a hard slog but it does get a lot, lot better when things start to click in place. However, if you are also keen to explore options in Norway etc.., I can tell you that kids are remarkably good at languages if they learn from their childhood. e.g. I know a couple, the mum is German, the dad is Hungarian, the kids go to Finnish daycare and they speak all 3 languages quite comfortably.
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