Discussion in 'the void' started by gelflinggirl, Dec 2, 2011.
link me please?
I especially want to learn Finnish and I dont want to pay.
Oh, I always forget to look this up, I want to learn french and german. Classes are SO expensive.
Finnish stuff I imagine is hard to find?
The BBC website is alright?
BBC - Languages - French: All you need to start learning French
Just pirate Rosetta Stone, imo.
I have some ok LEARN FINNISH CDs...
There used to be a website called Shark Finn that had a section on learning Finnish. It's by a Finnish-Swedish-Australian friend of mine who just published a book called The Joy of English. Last time I looked at the site though, he didn't give a pronunciation guide.
Finnish: I found this website. I haven't looked into it that much but it seems decent, it's basically a collection of links to online resources. Googling around a bit, I also found this list of links on the Language Learning Forum. If you look around that forum you might find more stuff as well. Finally, this seems like an ok introduction.
Not free, but if you buy it secondhand you might get it cheap: there's a book (with a CD) called "From Start to Finnish". I got it a while ago and while I haven't had the time/patience to do much with it yet, it seems pretty intuitive and the audio is really helpful for pronounciation.
If you're looking for people to practice the language with, try looking for "language exchange" websites. One I know is interpals.net. It's also directed to people looking for penpals, friendship and dates, but it has a language exchange feature and the search area is pretty thorough, so you can filter through matches very easily. If you live in a fairly big city or if you're at university, try putting up an ad offering to help Finnish international students with their English in exchange for practicing your Finnish. A quick tip, though: make sure that your language exchange, via Skype or otherwise, really is an exchange and that it's organized enough that it's not about one of the languages only.
Finally, Googling a bit more led me to a few more links.
I hope I helped
Thievery. Piracy is only funny when it's happening to Lars Ulrich.
thanks, I dont even know how to pirate rosetta stone?
I have never pirated anything before.
you can torrent it. idk about finnish, because that's pretty rare... but more common languages are easier to find.
it's how i taught myself spanish.
If you find it, let me know and we can practise together.
I've got Rosetta Stone. Not letting on how tho.
Hey, did you hear about the Monk in the Amazon that has figured out the KEY to ALL languages?
He has a system that'll teach all language to you in a matter of months. And it sticks. It's kinda a secret tho, I'd love to hear what he has to say. Father knew 7 languages. Because of his time during the war travelling thru Europe needing to communicate.
Well, lets hope WWIII doesn't happen, eh?
which language/what level of rosetta stone do you have silvine, or whoever here said they have it?
calalittle chose spanish last year(6th) and this year(7th) as her world language.
her teacher is a bitch. so little shuts her out. not beneficial to her at all. i was thinking of getting the rosetta stone level 1 (maybe & 2?) just to get her where she needs to be.
i'm going to see if i can fill the voids within the next week. maybe she just needs more one on one teaching with me. i'm hoping so, a$ is my pocket.
OK. This is getting weird. I don't think we're talking about Rosetta Stone any more.
ella luciana lets find somewhere to learn finnish online and then we can skype each other in finnish to practice.
YES. Do you want me to upload the CD i already have so you can download it? I know "anteeksi" (I'm sorry), "en ymmärrä" (I don't understand) and my favourite, "höpö höpö" (nonsense).
erm YES PLEASE?
how come you are learning?
I actually tried a few years ago, but then gave up and haven't done anything about it since. I want to learn because I am in love with Helsinki and want to live there above any other place in the world. Why are you learning, gelf?
I will find the CD and put it online over the weekend.
I am going to Helsinki for two days and Lapland for three in January.
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I made an excel spreadsheet to practice from Ella.