Finnish for foreigners 2


1. Additional information

Author(s) Maija-Hellikki Aaltio
Published 1999
Publisher Otava
Size 236 x 167 x 11 mm
ISBN 951-1-09328-2
Pages 215
Extra 2 cassettes


2. Grading

Level Intermediate
Language English
Texts
Grammar
Exercises No
Lay-out


3. In words

This is part two of a pretty extensive series. (Check here for part one) I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The reading texts are pretty complex sometimes, but after going through the first book, I think you're prepared for it. The vocabulary comes in quite large doses and the grammar gets rather rarified.

Every chapter has a reading texts, which doesn't get translated completely like in the first book. However, there is a wordlist, which includes all new word, with the irregular forms of some cases.

This book doesn't have any exercises in it, but more than makes up for this with a second book you can buy with nothing but exercises (here). If you buy both books, you can be certain that you'll extend your knowledge of Finnish considerably.

Since it's a pretty old book - published for the first time in 1987 - the language is sometimes outdated, but it's still a pretty comprehensive guide to the Finnish language.

You can also get 2 cassettes with the book, but since I don't have a cassette player, I don't know how good they are.