Saturday, October 17, 2015

Life after the Yki test

So you have passed the Yki test. Onneksi olkoon!

Mitä sitten? Mitä seuraavaksi? - Then what?

I don't know for sure, but I have this feeling that many people study like crazy to pass the exam and then forget about their Finnish studies. Usually the reason is that they don't have the time or the professional need to learn more, or that there simply aren't so many courses above the intermediate level. Also, self-studying is often more motivating if you have a clear goal to reach, but the advanced test is so difficult that you might feel that it's not very realistic to reach the level 5 any time soon.

Anyway, here are my tips for keeping up with Finnish even after you have passed the Yki.

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About the author of this blog:

My name is Hanna Männikkölahti, and I am a native Finn who gives private lessons via Skype and simplifies books into easy Finnish. Please leave a comment, if you have something to ask about Finnish or novels in easy Finnish.

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Onderweg met Fleur said...

Good posting. But why should this Yki test be so important? I am learning Finnish because I like it. My goal is to speak it fluently. Not for the yki or another test.I am studying hard, very hard and my progress is going on every day. I wonder for what reason I should take the Yki test ...

Anonymous said...

I believe that one of the requirements of gaining Finnish citizenship is that you have at minimum a level 3 in the Yki test. Most people I know needed Yki for citizenship purposes. Plus, some jobs require you to have certain levels in Finnish and Yki test is the best way of proving that you have achieved that level.

Unknown said...

Applying to school needed min yki3 or i should have written language test to show my finnish skill. Other reason what have written already, the finnish citizenship and for job. Not once was asked from me yki test result when i applyed somekind of job.😊