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Senior Teaching Fellow in Finnish Language
The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies

Riitta-Liisa Valijarvi has taught Finnish for over 10 years in Sweden and in the UK. She currently works at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, the University of Westminster and Uppsala University, Sweden. Riitta has a PhD in Finno-Ugric Languages and a diploma in Teaching Finnish as a Second and Foreign Language. Riitta has worked for the Foreign Office and designed exams for the European Personnel Selection Office (EU).

Riitta conducts research in language pedagogy, language sociology and minority languages. She is interested in syntax, non-finite verb forms and basic linguistic theory. Riitta is passionate about designing exams and listening and reading materials.

PhD Finno-Ugric Languages/Finnish (Uppsala University), MA Language Documentation (SOAS), BA English Philology (University of Turku)

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  3. An interview with Leon, a student of Finnish
  4. An interview with Francesca, a former student of Finnish
  5. Where, wherefrom and whereto?
  6. Countries and nationalities in Finnish
  7. Finnish culture and words
  8. Exploring inductive and deductive methods in teaching reading skills in Finnish and Hungarian
  9. Translating Google Translate to the Language Classroom
  10. Famous film titles in Finnish

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