A self-study course to help you prepare for the intermediate YKI test January 2023: Speaking, the self-study edition
Early bird price 65 €, including VAT 24 %, when you sign up before 19.12.2022 Regular price 75 euros, including VAT 24 %
A self-study course, fully online, perfect for busy people who need an efficient way to prepare for YKI
I walk you through the YKI intermediate speaking test and what to expect
The course consists of videos, audio material, written material and exercises
Exercises and tips for each YKI task type
Two YKI style speaking tests to optimally prepare you for the big day
A dedicated Facebook group (optional, you don't need to be on Facebook to join the course)
Duration: 9.1.-28.1.2023. You will also have access to the material for at least 3 months after the course has ended.
What do I need for the course?
A computer or mobile device with a camera and a microphone, both in working order
An email account for signing up
Optional: A Facebook account
Who is the teacher?
My name is Mari Nikonen. I'm a Helsinki based Finnish teacher, and have been teaching Finnish to adult learners since 2008. I completed my master's degree in Finnish as a second language in 2013 at the University of Helsinki. I’ve been helping students prepare for the YKI test since 2010. You can read more about me here.
How do I register?
Click the button below or click here to sign up. The link will take you to my online store (powered by Holvi) where you can purchase the course. Holvi accepts international credit and debit cards and online payments (you need a Finnish bank account to do a direct online payment via Holvi). If you'd like to use another payment method, email me at email@example.com.
The course material will be on a separate course website. You will receive instructions on how to access the material on the week before the course (first week of January), and you will be able to access the course material on the first day of the course, 9 January 2023. How does the course work in practice?
The course is a self-study online course with videos, written instructions and audio material. Though the course is a self-study course, I will make the material available step by step every few days to help you keep up a good pace. The material will be available to you at least 3 months after the course ends.
The course also includes a private Facebook group to support you in your studies. How do I know if I'm at the right level?
You will get the most out of this course if you're at least at A2 in Finnish when the course starts. Here's a blog post I've written about figuring out if this is the right moment to attend. However, all the information will also be provided in English, so if your goal is just to find out what is expected of you in the YKI speaking test, you can attend at any level. What if I sign up and pay the course, but I'm unable to attend after all? Or what if I'm unhappy with the course?
This course has a full refund policy until the end of January 2023. If you can't attend after all or are unhappy with course in any way, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up your refund together.
I'm more than happy to answer any questions you might have! You can email me at email@example.com, call or message me on my phone (+358 40 554 29 55) or contact me via Facebook or LinkedIn.