Like all good things this as well had to come to an end. This lesson we wanted everybody to think of a scenario that they would like to play out with another person. For me It was a scenario of from a mexican restaurant where I had to go through the whole situation in Spanish. With heavy struggles and quite a bit of help from Fabian I was able to order 3 course meal and even pay for it in the end.
This was a really useful lesson as these scenarios were realistic and thorough.
Have a great summer and enjoy the warmth!
After a long brake we were able to jump back on the figurative horse, even though the lesson was probably the hardest one we have had so far it turned out great once again.
The main goal was to create sentences in future and past tense. This caused me a lot of headache but managed to get it right eventually. In the end the headache did prove to be worthy as I learned some really useful ways to building new phrases.
The eight meeting was once again a online meeting but it did not slow us down, we started the lesson early in the morning and we were focusing on telling about our day in Spanish. This proved to be rather difficult and finding the right vocabulary on the spot was really challenging.
This session Fabian gave us some homework as well, we had to read an news article in Spanish and find all the verbs from it. The homework was excellent because I had to actually understand everything I read to find the verbs.
For the 7th meeting we unfortunately were not able to meet face to face due to the current pandemic. Although meeting was online we were able to have plenty of fun while learning. On learning part we were focusing on rehearsing the knowledge we had gathered so far. The main points being body parts, weekdays and using verbs.
Going through the subjects again was a really good method to strengthen the language and vocabulary.
For the sixth meeting we were once again gathering to Fabian´s place for some wine and cheeses. Again getting deeper to the culture and food part of Mexico we were enjoying the learning through good food and company.
Once again I was surprised at how much easier it was to learn the language while just having fun with friends. During the meeting we were learning some Spanish songs and cultural aspects behind them, we also had Diego rehearse some children’s songs with us .
For the fifth meeting we decided to have a Mexican dinner Fabian´s place. During the cooking and food preparations we were studying the names of the foods in Spanish and some history behind how they became part of the Mexican culture.
Learning through cooking great food was a lot of fun and it was easy to mesmerize the words when you are able to see the actual ingredient.
This is the last meeting of Each one teach one.
First, I want have a Finnish name, that is the plan in my goals and Quang gave one to me via my English name, Sean. My Finnish name is Sami. After that, I learned some basic adjective words so that I can form a sentence. Here are my what I learned:
Basic adjective words:
big = iso
small = pieni
long = pitkä
short = lyhyt
fat = lihava
thin = ohut
shallow = pinnallinen
strong = vahva
weak = heikko
sad = surullinen
happy = iloinen
good = hyvä
bad = huono
hot = kuuma
cold = kylmä
After leaning, Quang Ho gave me some feedback about the whole learning. He said I did really well in this course because Finnish is a kind of language that is hard for foreigners because of the grammar rules and words. It is totally different from English. He said I am a good partner and we can meet again if we have the chance.
29.5.2020, 9th meeting
In this meeting, we reviewed what we learned in previous eight meetings. And today’s topic is local food words. Because when I lived in Finland, I found there are some vegetables and fruits I don’t know. So I wonder what they are.
Local food words:
porkkana = carrot
paprika = paprica
peruna = potato
lanttu = swede
sipuli = onion
Since I have gone back China so the last three meetings will be held online.
Today we are going to talk about the some words about guiding the road with Finnish.
He taught me how to guiding the road with Finnish, here is what I learned:
After that, Quang told me some Finish holidays and some customs about these holidays
Vappu, the labour’s day
Juhannus, the Midsummer
Itsenäisyyspäivä, the independence day
Today Quang and I are going to have the meeting near his home, Harvanta, where there is a large lake with beautiful scenes and fresh air. We learned some interesting words about culture and I taught him some foreign words in Chinese. I knew how to say “ I love you” in Finnish. It is Minä rakastan sinua. And I showed my self-introduction with Finnish, Quang gave me some advice.
After that, we walked into the forest, talking with something difference between Finland and China, such as the salary of part-time jobs, it is very interesting when we knew that there are something extremely different in two countries.