I met today (13th March) with Joona for our second meeting. We decided to meet up in TAMK and our meeting lasted about an hour. It was pretty short this time but we were both busy this week and decided to meet for a shorter time instead of not meeting at all J I started as French teacher and then Finnish learner.
– For the learning session, I wanted to focus on directions. It is something really important and I could not remember it so this was the perfect opportunity to re-learn it again! It was great to learn with Joona because he gave me some typical sentences (like “I go to the store” or “turn left”) that will be easier to remember. He also taught me the official written way of saying it as well as the spoken language which is exactly what I want to learn during this Each One Teach One course. In addition, he showed me a video of a Finish-English vocabulary rap music (Paleface: Hip Hoppi Englanti)!
– For the teaching session, as Joona wants to learn something useful during a trip to Paris, we continued our trip to France by studying the directions and personal pronouns. It was nice to speak French again with him, he is pretty good at French language and I am really impressed by his pronunciation!
At the end of our session, we were both pleased with the learning and teaching outcomes! It was a great session and I am looking forward to the next one! 😀
Tampere is a lovely city, I can understand this during our five meeting. Interesting architecture, specials place, museums, parks everything in the small city. Of course that in this list I couldn’t put another point of touristic places like cafe, restaurants, and shops. During our walking Leila was teaching me how to say directions in finish, we were talking about the weather and comparing how this sound in Russian, Finish, Ukrainian, Polish and Portuguese languages. Our day we finish in nice café Living room were was talking and trying to read book Russian and finish.
Miten since pääsee? Oikealla on the right
How do I get there? Suoraan straight
Onko see kaukana? Kääntyä vasemmalle to turn left
Is it far? Kadun yli across the street
Onko sinulla karttaa? Joen varrella by the river
Do you have a map? Tuolla there. Täällä here
WEATHER / SÄÄ
What’s the weather like today?Millainen sää tänään on?
Such a beautiful day! Onpa kaunis päivä!
On huono ilma It’s a bad weather
On aurinkoista It’s sunny
Windy and cloudy Tuulinen ja pilvinen
Rain and fog Vesisade ja sumu
Snow and ice Lumi ja jää
On March 17th we had planned to make a dinner together but the weather was so sunny and unexpectly warm, I suggested that we could take a walk instead. So we did.
We walked for over an hour around the city learning how to give directions in German and in Finnish. I was quite happy to learn that many names of the places are quite similar in German and in English. Also, giving basic directions was fairly easy to learn. We also named some things we saw on the way just to improve vocabulary once again.
In my opinion it is easier to learn when the weather is beautiful. As at least it has an impact on my mood and motivation.
On 17th of March we originally planned to cook dinner. Because of the beautiful weather (which I was told is not very common for this time of the year) we spontaneously decided to take a nice walk through the city instead. As we were walking we decided that it is a good opportunity to learn giving directions.
The most important ones:
Furthermore we had some fun to name random things that we saw during our walk.
tree- Baum – puu
car – Auto – auto
house – Haus – talo
fence- Zaun – aita