Tervetuloa lukemaan Random Finnish Lesson -blogiani!

Welcome to read my Random Finnish Lesson blog! Tervetuloa lukemaan blogiani! 

Englanniksi - In English

My name is Hanna Männikkölahti, and I am a native Finn, a professional Finnish teacher and a book simplifier. 

If you are new to my blog and you are using a mobile device,  I warmly recommend you to switch into a web version (scroll down the page) as I have all kinds of useful lists and links on the right hand banner. I'm quite sure that I have already written something about the most common grammar topics. However, if you cannot find something that you are looking for, feel free to leave a comment or a question. I hope you'll find this blog useful and share it with your friends. 

If you are looking for an online course, please take a look at Emmi Seppälä's Finking Cap Club. Whenever someone purchases something from Emmi through my page, I get a small percentage. I have written about Emmi in two posts:

What do I do for living?

My main job is to teach Finnish online through my own trade name. In addition to teaching, I simplify novels, teach about easy Finnish and evaluate the Yki exams. I used to teach at the university and a vocal school, but I really enjoy my freedom as and entrepreneur. 

The customer is always correct, and anything my students want to practice, we'll practice. However, these are the most common things I do during my online lessons:

  • I talk about various topics in easy or normal Finnish. Medicine is definitely the hardest one, but luckily I have all the online sources in front of me. (I used to fear talking about sports, but nowadays, thanks to Kimi Räikkönen, I'm quite ok even with that.)
  • I correct texts that my students have written.
  • I read and analyze different texts with my students. Usually they are online texts, work emails, or   passages from novels or articles. 
  • I recommend suitable text books and novels in easy Finnish. I also like to recommend Finnish bands, movies, tv shows, touristic attractions and scenic routes. 
  • I motivate my students to use Finnish at home and at work and carry their study material with them wherever they go.
  • I google things that my students need, such as school lunch menus, available hobbies in different cities, voice teachers, therapists and veterinary services. 
  • I explain grammar rules and share links from this blog. I'd say that I share these posts at least once a week with someone: 

Suomeksi - In Finnish

Moikka! Kiva, että olet löytänyt blogini. Jos haluat hyödyntää blogipostauksiani omassa opetuksessasi, anna mennä vaan. :) Merkitse kuitenkin lähde, niin saan toivottavasti lisää lukijoita blogille ja selkokirjoilleni. (Saan ennen veroja jokaisesta myydystä selkokirjasta noin 3 euroa ja jokaisesta lainasta 13 senttiä.)  Tykkään auttaa muita opettajia, ja osittain sen takia minut valittiin syksyllä 2021 vuoden suomenopettajaksi.

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Olen suomen kielen opettaja ja selkomukauttaja Hanna Männikkölahti. Voit lukea minusta ja kirjoistani lisää www.linktr.ee/hannamannikkolahti-sivulla. Voit myös seurata tätä blogia, jolloin saat uudet blogikirjoitukseni suoraan sähköpostiisi.

About the author of Random Finnish Lesson: 

My name is Hanna Männikkölahti. I am a professional Finnish teacher who gives private online lessons and simplifies books into easy Finnish. Please read more in www.linktr.ee/hannamannikkolahti and follow this blog, if you want to be the first one to know when I post something new. 


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Thank you.I got what I was looking for.😊😊😊👍

Unknown said...

Thanks for your wonderful blog. I am using it to prepare for YKI test. I would like to know which of the verb tenses I would need for the YKI test at intermediate level.

As I have understood, there are 4 verb tenses in Finnish language.
Apart from preesens and imperfekti, are there other tenses I should learn?

Thanks in advance.

Vanny said...

Hi thanks, I´m from Brazil and have plans to move to Tampere next year, I meet my boyfriend in Nokia company that I worked for 15 years and now finally decide move from Brazil. For me very difficult learn Finnish but I´m trying. I loved your Blog...congrats..parabéns... Vanny

Kostas Touloumbis said...

Terve Hanna. I just have purchased Tuntematon Kimi Räikkönen in normal language form and the Selkomukautus of the Avain series. I am trying to understand the concept (formula) of the selcokieli from, from the normal language that you are using. Please give me a small example in the Aluksi or even the punainen mies kuala lumpurissa in selkokieli chapter of the book which i havent saw in the normal print book so that i can compare myself.
Thanks in advance
Kostas Touloumbis

Kelly Jason said...

I was just wondering if there is someplace where the is an audio of the easy book, Punainen Kuin Veri. I would like to hear someone read it to help me with pronunciation. Thank you.

Katrien Notebaert said...

KIITOS paljon blogistasi! On tosi hyödyllinen minulle ja olen kiitollinen paljon vinkeistä. Blogin takia minun suomen opiskeluni on kivempaa :-)

Silvia said...

Hi! Does anyone know about a Finnish language school in Finland located not in a city, but in countryside or small village, which offer summer intensive 1 week or 2 weeks language courses? ..in this way, once could combine a holiday/travelling in Finland with learning the Finnish language, nature and culture.. thanks and Kind regards, Silvia

Anonymous said...

Great explanation