and accompanying audio recordings are designed to develop reading
ability in Finnish through the coordination of audio material with the
printed page, with minimum recourse to translation. The
fifty-seven selections have been arranged and edited to provide a
sequence suitable to the growing competence of students as they
progress from the beginning through the intermediate stages of reading
proficiency. It has been an aim in the editing to retain as
as possible of the original style and flavor while modifying
constructions and vocabulary as necessary for the benefit of students.
text has been planned as a supplement to a beginning course in Finnish,
to be introduced when the student has mastered much of the basic
structure of Finnish and about 700 lexical items. It may also
used effectively in an intermediate course.
Among its features
are lexical and grammatical drills, which, together with questions
after each reading selection, are intended to help the student develop
facility in conversing and in using vocabulary and structure beyond the
introductory level. The accompanying recordings emphasize the
spoken language and liven the material.
The abundance of
recordings incorporated into this publication insure that the student
will be provided with a good foundation in understanding the spoken
This CD contains the
complete version of Finnish Graded
text and audio. It has been transformed from a 751 page text
14 cassette audio tapes into an easy-to-navigate digital version for
use on your home computer. The original text has been converted to
Portable Document Format (pdf). The audio pertaining to each
lesson or exercise is easily accessible via a clickable-link located on
the lesson page, making coordination between text and audio,
navigation, course browsing, and overall use much easier than the
original text/tape format. Each entry in the table of
has been linked to the appropriate unit, making access to any lesson in
this large volume easy.
If you like paper,
you'll be happy to
hear that any lesson - or the entire publication - can be printed by
your inkjet or laser printer. By reproducing individual
this way, one can study them at any time - on the bus, during coffee
break, while traveling, etc. Furthermore, the
audio portion of the
lessons, being in mp3 format, can be copied to an mp3 player for use
while away from the computer.
the entire Unit 1 with audio and user manual (approx. 3 mB) here.
Unzip this anywhere you like, preserving the
structure, then use Adobe Reader to open the Unit 1 pdf file.
SLP user manual for
Finnish Graded Reader.
(pdf, 780 kB)
View and listen to the complete Unit 1 of 57 on-line, here
(Right-click to download the pdf). Requires Adobe
Use right and left arrow keys to page through the document.