Thursday, September 26, 2013

Download Finnish podcasts

I finally did what I always tell my students to do and downloaded some podcasts to listen to while excercising. Yle Puhe is my favourite radio channel, because it has interesting shows and no annoying commercials. This link shows you the most popular (kuunnelluimmat) Yle Puhe radio shows that are also available outside of Finland (kuunneltavissa ulkomailla) and which you can download (vain ladattavat). I like Ali ja Husu and Riku ja Tunna - Docventures.

Hmm. Should I expand to podcasting? What would you like to listen? 45 minutes of different sentences with the plural partitive? One hour of manic verb conjugation? Random dialogues with my random students and friends? :)

12 comments:

Bon's Bits, Bites, and Blurbs said...

Yes....podcasts of all that you mentioned would be very helpful.

David said...

Podcasts would be great. Or would you consider short videos? Many of the videos that are available are very basic or for absolute beginners and your stuff would be refreshing to see.

Anonymous said...

Podcasts are a fantastic idea. I would find it really useful to listen to two Finns talking about something (politics, where to buy smth etc.) while reading the text. Me and someof my friends are at that stage where we can read the HS but cannot understand a conversation between natives.
Good luck and keep posting. I am really learning from your blog

Alina

mike said...

Mix it up :) Kind of like your posts.

a) 10-20 minutes of not _too_ fast talking, and then short summary at the end of some of the interesting points (kielioppi or sanasto).
b) short coverage of some kielioppi point with examples
c) fun tongue twisters/ drills

Selkouutiset type thing, but language rather than news focused (oh, and don't forget a transcript as the shownotes!)

Carolyn from MN said...

No videos. My computer is too slow/ internet connection too slow. I dont' need to see someones lips to learn a language. But I love audio. But real language. Not this travelers crap they have in so many books. How many chapters do I have to go through before I learn to say "I would like some water, please"?? !! I mean really, if I left it up to them, I would die of thirst!

Anonymous said...

Yes please!

I agree some of the commenters above -- the most fun and useful thing, and something there are not enough materials for, would be practice with puhekieli. It would be so interesting if you recorded casual conversations with a friend, speaking the way you naturally would, and then went back and broke down exactly what you said and how it was different from the way you would say it in formal language.

I was excited to find this kind of thing the other day:

http://books.google.com/books?id=dpaCSfS1eKAC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA173#v=onepage&q&f=false

...but it's not meant for language-learners. A podcast would be WAY BETTER.

I agree with the previous commenter that audio is better than video. Easier to listen to while commuting, etc.

Hanna Männikkölahti said...

I promise I'll do that this year! I just need someone that I can lure to talk with me. I've already downloaded the Audacity program, so I'm definitely getting there.. Have you seen this link?http://finnish-podcast.blogspot.fi/

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a great podcast. But it looks like it was short-lived. There's definitely room for another :)

Rocío said...

any podcast for beginners? thank you

Hanna Männikkölahti said...

This is an old post, and I actually started a podcast after writing it: https://www.mixcloud.com/RandomFinnishLesson/ If I did something for beginners, what would be a nice topic?

Thu said...

It would be nice to have Short Finnish lessons online instead of reading textbooks, for example Useful Finnish speaking words, or grammar, or practical dailyconversational words used in different situation

Hanna Männikkölahti said...

Thanks for the idea! I do have my own podcast channel now, and it would be fun to do something like that. I'll have to ask a native English speaker to do a show with me.:)