How to Communicate with Finns?

In this course you will learn to communicate better with Finns in English. You will learn to understand the features of Finnish communication style. Moreover, you will learn about the values and norms that lie behind this communication style. On a more concrete level, you will learn how certain pronunciation and lexical features of the Finnish language affect the way some Finns use English.

Skills you gain

What are basic features of Finnish communication style?

How to avoid misinterpreting the Finnish way of speaking English?

What are the Finnish values and norms that lie behind the communication style?

How can features of the Finnish language affect the way Finns speak English?


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10 hours

Tarmo Ahvenainen

12,99 €

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How to Communicate with Finns?

12,99 €

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  • Everyone interested in the topic
  • English

Achieving a certificate

The Micro Course is assessed on the scale Pass/Fail. Receiving a certificate requires completing all mandatory activities, and at least 50% of them correctly.

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About the instructor

Tarmo Ahvenainen

Tarmo Ahvenainen, Principal Lecturer, PhD (Applied Linguistics), M.A. (English philology and Russian). He has researched communication strategies in interaction when English is spoken as a lingua franca and face theory in connection with language skills. He has more than 30 years’ language teaching experience and has run intercultural communication workshops both at Xamk and at several international partner universities in different countries.

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