Manchesterin Suomi-koulu on toiminut jo yli 35 vuotta vuodesta 1977. Nykyään kokoonnumme kaksi kertaa kuukaudessa lauantaisin St Mary Magdalene Church -kirkon tiloissa Salessa, Etelä-Manchesterissa.
Manchesterin Suomi-koulu on Suomi-Seuran jäsen ja saa sitä kautta toimintaansa valtionapua Suomesta. Koulu on myös Ulkosuomalaisparlamentin jäsen ja tekee tiivistä yhteistyötä Finn-Guildin kanssa. Finn-Guild tukee suomen kielen opetusta ja suomalaista kulttuuria Britanniassa.
Manchesterin Suomi-koulu on Britanniassa rekisteröitynyt poliittisesti ja uskonnollisesti sitoutumaton vapaaehtoisjärjestö nro 1058741.
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About the Finnish School in Manchester
The Finnish School in Manchester was founded over 35 years ago in 1977 by local Finnish mums. We currently meet twice a month on Saturdays in St Mary Magdalene's Church Hall, Sale, South Manchester.
Here's the Manchester Finnish School's website, newly worked over as a blog, and here's our first post. My name's Mark, I'm English, and I've been coming to the Finnish School for *cough* some years. I figured that while the site needs to provide information on classes and school dates and such, we should really use the blog to celebrate why we're here, to feature all the things, big and small, which we enjoy about Finland. Culture, places, events; after a while there should be the sort of variety of posts here which will tickle your curiosity and maybe spark some interest in this very cool country.
What better way to start than to talk about the Finnish School itself?
My interest began with a Finnish band I got into. I saw them twice in Manchester; they're long since departed. They sang in English, but I encountered the language on a fan forum and was intrigued. When the forum's lady boss explained a bit about it, including such nug…
Picture dictionaries! Although a dictionary is an essential purchase for a language learner, there's a lot to be said for getting a picture dictionary as well, so here are some thoughts about that, with special regard to what's available in Finnish.
1. Tuhat sanaa suomeksi
(A Thousand Words in Finnish) pub. Kustannusosakeyhtiö Nemo, 2012
This seems to be a licensed version of the well known and very successful Usborne 'thousand words' series, so the words and scenes are generic ie. not specific to Finland. But it's very well done and ranges over most of the themes and categories you could want, even though the artwork is obviously angled more towards younger learners. You can visit the www.nemokustannus.fi/tuhatsanaa
website and listen to the words spoken by a native speaker.
Picture dictionaries can't list the sheer number of words standard dictionaries of equivalent size can, but they have other virtues, and also they can still feature a vocabulary sufficient …