How is Rosetta Stone to learn Finnish

How do you learn Finnish when there is no VHS around the corner that happens to have Finnish in its program? If there is no university nearby that offers tennis studies? When you are long out of school age in order to be accepted into German-Finnish language schools? What if the job doesn't allow you to take a regular class?

You can find out how here ...

There are many online courses on the market. But how do you distinguish the good from the less good?
After testing some free offers, I finally landed on WORDDIVE. And to this day I haven't regretted it.


I admit that I immediately liked WordDive because it is a Finnish company based in Tampere. Timo-Pekka Leinenen, now CEO of WordDive, had the basic idea of ​​learning languages ​​via computer.
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He himself always found it difficult to learn languages ​​and could not find any useful language learning programs. So together with his mother, who is a language teacher, he developed his own. That's how it all started. A friend of his thought the idea was great and then founded the company. The first version went online in 2010.

Today 13 employees work in Tampere, plus 20 professional language experts, translators and teachers. In total, the employees come from 11 different countries. 200,000 people from over 150 countries are now learning with the help of WordDive.

ALL BEGINNING ... Learn the Finnish language

Learning the Finnish language is no easy feat in the face of more than a dozen cases. And I envy everyone who practically learned it as a child.

Sometimes it's really torture. Especially at the beginning it was really difficult for me and it took some effort to learn the same vocabulary over and over again and then to forget it again immediately.
Some words just wouldn't go into my head. I didn't find any donkey bridges as to how to memorize this or that word.

Again and again I saw the symbol image on WordDive - but the corresponding Finnish term could not be found in the seemingly endless dark catacombs of my brain. But at some point it clicked - suddenly the words I was looking for came up by themselves. The first sense of achievement.

CEO Timo-Pekka Leinonen:

“Language learning is more of a skill than pure knowledge. Knowledge, such as grammar rules, is of course also important, but the core is actually using the language. With WordDive we help our users to use the language they are learning very quickly. This is done through the use of multiple senses in learning, as well as multiple repetitions that result in permanent learning. This is why language learning with WordDive is so efficient, it becomes a skill, not just passive knowledge. The active use of the language is the main goal when learning a language. "


This is probably also due to the clever program from WordDive, which has received several awards for its form of learning, and not without reason. Image, sound and writing - all the senses are addressed and at some point the words are right. But WordDive is clever. The vocabulary is queried in irregular order and so soft that it really fits. WordDive knows better than me which vocabulary I speak and which I don't.

Learning takes place in different blocks, the vocabulary of which is so different that you cannot learn them in sequence. So the months are not queried one after the other, but all sorts of other verbs, nouns or adjectives come in between.


So that your motivation doesn't wane, you get a lot of praise and even if it's a computer program, it's just good and drives you to keep going. WordDive also evaluates the learning results. You can see it at any time and get an overview of how far you have already come. That gives you the necessary boost not to give up.


WordDive also monitors progress and learning speed and possible signs of fatigue. For example, the program tells you when it's enough for today. Further learning would then no longer make sense because you are no longer receptive, but perhaps you don't even notice it yourself. In this respect, it is really a great tool to learn a language on your own.


And at the end of the week, when you have reached your self-selected workload, you get a video as a reward, which at least I never get tired of looking at and I am happy.
Just like about the certificates when you have successfully completed the courses.

But the real AHA effect only came about in Finland itself. Suddenly I was able to understand sentences in the newspaper myself. Suddenly Finns no longer answered me in English when I asked something, but in Finnish! And I even understood most of the answer. In this way the country opens up again in a new way, in a different way. Moving through the country is more natural. You get in touch faster. You learn more.


WordDive can first be tested for free for 14 days. Then you can choose between different subscriptions. Either buy courses or buy time. I decided on a time subscription because I find time to study very differently. That costs 9.90 euros per month. Money well invested for me. By the way, you can cancel the subscription at any time.

WordDive is a clever, serious, pedagogically sophisticated program with which you can learn not only Finnish, but all kinds of languages. There is even an ABI English course with Samu Haber from Sunrise Avenue in the program! It’s much easier to learn there!

And because I think it makes sense not to stop learning because multilingualism is playing an increasingly important role in our globalized world, I can recommend this program. Because I am convinced of it, I start a cooperation with WordDive.

Because it's a good thing. A good thing from Finland.

Whoever books a course via my blog (via the banner at the bottom of the page or in the right column) ensures that I receive a small fee at the same time.

But it gets even better!

You can win!

At tarjasblog you can now win THREE MONTHS OF LEARNING TIME!
WordDive provides five language packages for this!
Just write in the comments why you are learning or want to learn Finnish.

Or another language.


  • Participants must be 18 years of age.
  • To take part in the raffle, a comment under the post here on is sufficient. Please enter your email address in the form. Only one comment per person counts. If you do not want to participate, please note in the comment.
  • The raffle will take place from 10/17/2016 to 10/31/2016 11:59 p.m.
  • You can win one of 3 three-month WordDive subscriptions and use this for a language of your choice.
  • The winners will be drawn and notified within 7 days of the end of the competition.
  • The winners must respond within 14 days. If this does not happen, a new winner will be determined.
  • The judges' decision is final.
  • Winnings cannot be paid out.
  • The raffle is organized by a private person.
  • The data of the participants will only be used to determine the winnings.

THANKS TO WORDDIVE for the winnings made available!
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