Finnish for English Speakers (FI-->EN) Weekly Update Thread 12/13
For those anticipating the FI-->EN Course, here are the updates of the week:
Disappointment from the Project Finnish! fanbase over no comments on the FI-->EN course on Finnish Independence Day.
Release of the weekly Finnish for English Speakers Weekly Sentence Challenge (every Tuesday!)
Duolingo releases a new Spanish Podcast, but no Finnish?
No major twitter activity, save for some geeking out over the new Star Wars (Tähtien Sota, which for those who are wondering, means "Star Wars" in Finnish) movie
I know, I know, it has been a very boring week for Project Finnish. Sorry for no exciting updates! Perhaps this next week will bring some more excitement? Anyway, check out the FI-->EN Weekly Update Thread every Wednesday, and check out the Finnish for English Speakers Weekly Sentence Challenge every Tuesday for some fun immersion into the language. Also, who else is hyped for Star Wars (Tähtien Sota)?
I know, I know, it has been a very boring week for Project Finnish. Sorry for no exciting updates! Perhaps this next week will bring some more excitement?
Will it not inevitably be the case that every week will be very boring until a Finnish course is added, whereupon the forum will be so full of posts acknowledging this fact that the weekly update will be redundant as a means of propagating it?
If you are already on Memrise, go for the Slow Finnish course created by a Duolingo user. (The original lessons are here in the discussions: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10579104/All-the-Slow-Finnish-lessons-in-one-place) It has sentences, just like Duolingo does. I'm not sure what you mean by "the way they teach", I liked Memrise quite fine until recently, but these days they keep doing all sorts of "improvements" to the site that I don't like. Well, you'll have to decide for yourself anyway.
Some more sentences are on Clozemaster.
Mondly is OK as a supplement, but they won't teach you any Finnish-specific grammar.
This web course doesn't have any spaced repetition, but otherwise is quite nice: http://tasteoffinnish.fi/
Mondly Languages has a website and free app (though there's an option to upgrade which, among other things, gives you the ability to go back to previous daily quizzes).
Finnish is one of over 30 languages available to learn, and I use it mainly for languages that aren't yet available on Duolingo (specifically, Afrikaans, though there's also Bulgarian, Thai, Croatian, Arabic, Persian, Hindi, and Indonesian for non-DL languages).
Another Finnish resource is Fun Easy Learn (http://www.funeasylearn.com/). It's an app with ads but it's free to use. There is both "Learn Finnish" and "Learn Finnish Phrases." I'm finding it a lot of fun. The Finnish phrases inherently have grammar but there are no explanations or discussions. It is very game-like and I think it's fun and easy!
Finnish is a fascinating language and should definitely be added to Duolingo soon!!!
You forgot this link: https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/fi/en/status
I'm considering editing my owl so that it's crying because there's no Finnish course.