Finnish language by Skype
Finnish is the main language of Finland (92%) and is also used among groups of ethnic Finns in other countries – in Sweden, Norway, the US, Estonia, and Russia (primarily in the Leningrad Oblast and in Karelia).
Language Life online language school is offering private and group Finnish lessons with professional teachers who are also native speakers. All our teachers speak fluent Russian, so regardless of your language level you can study Finnish with us. Our programmes are designed to meet the needs of a diverse body of students and, by using the newest technologies, turn the learning process into a fun game.
Ivan and Yulia (Russia)
We started studying French as total beginners; it was also our first experience of studying via Skype. We had a few misgivings, but the fact is that if you have a high speed internet connection, it’s just the same as private lessons with lots of advantages. We don’t have to spend time travelling to classes, and we can study anywhere, even when travelling. Lessons are easy-going and pleasant, and we look forward to each lesson. We listen to recordings, do exercises, and receive all necessary documents by email. Marie is a good teacher, and the lessons go by quickly and are interesting. She shows attention to detail, which is very important for beginners. The materials, too, are very well chosen.
As far as the work of the school itself is concerned, everything is done very efficiently: we corresponded with Yulia; she chose a teacher for us; we transferred the money, and right away began our studies.
I already knew that studying by Skype was a great opportunity to study with a native speaker, and also save time and money; then I came across the online school, Language Life. My choice was influenced by the straightforward and convenient payment methods, and also by the teaching staff. I wanted to study with Florinda and, as I thought, she is indeed a wonderful teacher! She has teaching experience, knows the Russian language (she also knows English and French), which helps her explain the grammar, and she is mindful of the student’s wishes. The trial lesson and text helped in choosing the textbooks and in planning the lessons. I study twice a week. Each lesson consists of checking/analyzing the homework; grammar, reading, … but the main thing is that I listen and try to understand the living language, that we socialize and discuss different themes. This is the most important thing for me in lessons with a native speaker. Every time one lesson finishes, I can’t wait for the next lesson! THANK YOU FLORIDA!