An Advanced Course for Finnish Learners!
Developed by Maija-Hellikki Aaltio, Helsinki University
Finnish for Foreigners 2, a continuation of Finnish for Foreigners 1, is a practical course designed for advanced students of the Finnish language. It emphasizes the structures used in speech and writing and the finer points of grammar that are needed for fluent communication. Dialogs and narratives are written entirely in Finnish.
The course includes two books accompanied by audio recorded by native speakers. The Main Textbook contains the dialogs and primary instruction. The Exercises book includes structural exercises, drills, vocabulary review, listening comprehension exercises, topics for short compositions, and reading.
* 2.25 hours of audio, 20 lessons
* 215-page text (Main Textbook), 192-page text (Exercises book)
* Present and past participle active
* The Finnish passive
* Passive present tense
* Direct object in passive sentences
* Passive forms
* Participles as substitutes for relative clauses
* The comitative case
* The instructive case
* Imperative forms
* Adjectives used as nouns
* Special uses of infinitives and participles
About the Language
Finnish is spoken by about 5 million people in Finland and the surrounding countries. It is one of the two official languages of Finland and an official minority language in the Republic of Karelia and in Sweden, where both standard Finnish and the Meänkieli dialect are spoken. The closely related Kven language is spoken in Northern Norway. Finnish incorporates numerous words adopted from other languages such as Swedish, Russian, and English.
Enhanced PDF Features
The Audio Forum® Difference: Audio Forum® PDF books are enhanced with links to MP3 audio files. Speaker icons in the text allow you to hear the corresponding audio. The MP3 files can also be loaded onto your MP3-compatible CD player or digital media player. The PDF books may be read (without enhanced features) on tablet computers. A 10-inch or larger screen is recommended.
System Requirements for Enhanced PDF Features
Mac® OS X® 10.5-10.8
512 MB RAM
Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP
233 MHz or faster processor
128 MB RAM
Additional Courses Available through Audio-Forum®:
Finnish for Foreigners 1
Norsk for Utlendigner 1 (Norwegian for Foreigners 1)
Learn to Speak Danish
FSI: Basic Swedish