From FinlandLiving in Oulu, Finland (08:23 UTC+03:00)
italki teacher since May 19, 2023
Hello there! My name is Anniina, and I'm a native speaker of Finnish. I'm a (very soon to be) qualified singing and piano teacher. I also love to teach Finnish!
I'm married to an Irishman who moved to Finland a few years ago, so I'm familiar with the struggles of learning Finnish as a second language. I have also been able to learn what Finland and Finnish culture look like to an immigrant - a very interesting journey!
In addition to languages and music, I love nature, houseplants, yoga, knitting, and a nice cup of coffee.
Me as a Teacher
I believe that in language learning, the main thing is that you talk and communicate as much as you can. When you keep doing that, you can't help but learn to express yourself better in any language! Listening to native level language is also crucial - especially hearing the actual spoken language that natives speak! Spoken Finnish, for example, is quite different from formal Finnish.
I'm an emphatic and patient teacher and I can adjust my speaking pace and style to any level. In my lessons, you will feel relaxed and safe. As a music teacher I know that a supportive atmosphere is vital for learning! I'm also more than happy to adjust the lessons to student's needs.
My lessons & teaching style
I have prepared structured lessons for basics, and I also provide text documents and homework assignments for those. Each lessons has a general topic (introductions, work, hobbies, etc.) that we focus on, learning the vocabulary and common phrases. The key here is to repeat, repeat, repeat!
For more advanced students, getting some conversation practice is essential. Whenever you're at the level where you can express yourself comfortably in Finnish, I encourage you to book a Conversation Practice lesson with me.
I can also check and proofread written texts, and polish them into natural and convincing Finnish!
My teaching material
Articles and news
2 lessons completed
Finnish Basics for Beginners
A1 - A2General1 lessons completed
Package with 11% off
B1 - C2Conversation Practice10 lessons completed
Package with 4% off
Proofreading / Written Finnish Practice
B2 - C2General0 lessons completed
Package with 6% off
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1 Finnish lesson
Anniina is a terrific teacher. She explained very complicated topics in an easy way. She was very patient and had good learning material.
Looking forward to my next lesson.
May 26, 2023
6 Finnish lessons
Anniina is really nice teacher! She’s so friendly and patient, i really like to study with her!