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Culture Smart Finland

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Elena Barrett Terttu Leney



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Kuperard Publishers
01 July 2020
Sociology: customs & traditions; Travel & holiday guides; Languages & ESL; Finnish - Cultural Material; Finnish - Languages
Series: Culture Smart!
The people of this land of white summer nights and pristine lakes are famous for their sisu, a form of enterprising stoicism. They are survivors; if you were stranded on a desert island, your ideal companion would be a Finn. Before you knew it, the sauna would be ready, the fishhooks positioned, a fire burning, and any edible berries picked and prepared for eating. Shaped by the harsh physical beauty around them, the Finns can be melancholy, yet have a great sense of humour. Their music is often in the minor key, but they love to dance, sing, and perform. They cherish their traditions, from name days to near-pagan rituals, yet they are great innovators. Culture Smart! Finland offers you a deeper, more rewarding experience of this beautiful land.
By:   Elena Barrett, Terttu Leney
Imprint:   Kuperard Publishers
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 170mm,  Width: 110mm, 
ISBN:   9781787029088
ISBN 10:   1787029085
Series:   Culture Smart!
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   01 July 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Language:   Finnish
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Elena Barrett , BA (Author), Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla sub-region (Finland) - Elena Barrett is a teacher, writer, applied linguist, and long-time resident of Finland. Originally from Connecticut, USA, she has taught English to Finnish adults and upper-secondary students. She is presently finishing her studies and researching language use in legal contexts at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. She also maintains a blog about her life as an immigrant in Finland called Already There. Terttu Leney , BA (Author), London, Lewisham (London borough) (United Kingdom) - Terttu Leney is a Finnish teacher, trainer, broadcaster, and writer who worked for the Foreign Office in London as a professional development coordinator preparing British diplomats and businessmen for overseas postings. After graduating in Russian and Swedish language and literature from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, Terttu completed a postgraduate diploma in language training at the University of Westminster. She has written several publications, including Teach Yourself Finnish, Finn Talk 1, and Finn Talk 2.

Reviews for Culture Smart Finland: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart! has come to the rescue of hapless travellers, - Sunday Times Travel the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries, - Global Travel full of fascinating, as well as common sense, tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas, - Observer as useful as they are entertaining, - Easy Jet Magazine offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world, - New York Times.

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