I’m back learning Finnish (again) and this time I’m making more headway. The tools available now are much better than they were last time out.
I’ve got a bunch of online resources here, but I’m looking for the following items:
- interesting podcasts
- interesting twitter feeds
- interesting FaceBook feeds.
- Finnish media in general.
I have some of the obvious stuff like YLE, the news in Easy Finnish from YLE, Helsingin Sanomat and a few things like that. I don’t mind that it will be way over my head for the time being – I want to look and get a feel for what I’m learning. I know from past experience that being able to see things I know in the context of stuff I don’t know helps a lot in learning. I’ve had some breakthroughs with YLE’s easy Finnish stuff since I went on a vocabulary bender. (seriously, if you see me with my face stuck in my phone, I’ll be drilling Finnish vocab rather than playing Candy Crush). But drilling the vocab in isolation isn’t going to help unless I am also seeing it in context.
I like the morning news program on Puhu Radio YLE or whatever it’s actual name is, but because Finland is 2 hours ahead of Ireland, I actually get that at 6am. I need some pleasant bus listening. I have TuneIn.com to get the radio stuff.
Comments can be left here or on the Facebook page that you may have gotten to this. I’d really appreciate some recommendations.
Thanks a lot in advance.