How to Communicate with Finns?

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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

This course gives you skills and tools to answer the following questions:

  • 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?

About this Micro Course

  • Target group: students, business people and others who need to communicate with Finns, immigrants and exchange students living in Finland
  • Field of study: communication, culture, intercultural studies, languages, English
  • Level: beginner
  • Requirements: no requirements
  • Course workload: 10 hours
  • Assessment: on the scale Pass/Fail
  • Language: English
  • Video transcript: English

This Micro Course includes practical steps to follow with videos, links, activating tasks and quizzes.

About the instructor

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.

Achieving a certificate

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

Does this Micro Course interest you? This is what to do!

  1. Click on the Add to cart button.
  2. Pay for the Micro Course according to the online store instructions.
  3. You receive two messages in your email, an order confirmation and a link to the Claned learning platform.
  4. Log in to the Claned learning platform, take the Micro Course within 6 months and enjoy learning new.