Tuesday 12.6. at 5pm at Arkadia: ‘The power of compassion & intuition when learning Finnish in Finland’ by Irina Pravet

Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to ‘The power of compassion & intuition when learning Finnish in Finland’ by Irina Pravet on Tuesday 12.6. at 5pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11).



Please register to the event through the link:

The talk will be in English.


Warm regards,
Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc.!

The power of compassion & intuition when learning Finnish in Finland’ by Irina Pravet

A talk for learners of all levels who live in Finland and for whom the incentive to continually improve your Finnish language skills is high.

Language learning is a common part of life abroad, but it’s easy to forget when discussions revolve around motivation, time, methods… In this talk, what we’ll do instead is question some of the common assumptions in mainstream language learning, which also cause us the biggest challenges and misery.

I’ll then introduce you to two powerful ingredients: compassion and intuition. You’ll learn why when these two unassuming ingredients have the ability to completely shift your learning strategy and your results. Simply tapping into the power of compassion and intuition can mean the difference between frustration and plateauing, to having fun, building confidence and seeing swift progress in the language. I’ll also share my experience learning Finnish in Finland: exasperated by yoyo-ing motivation and my own lack of discipline, and how this transformed with compassion and intuition.

I’m excited to combine research on compassion and intuition with years spent living and learning abroad. My goal is to create a life I love abroad, and I hope to light the spark for you to do the same!

About Irina: Hi, my name is Irina Pravet. I was born in Romania, grew up in Canada and moved to Finland in 2010. From a young age, I had to learn languages to adapt to the big transitions going on in life (from Romanian to French to English). And I gradually became fascinated by each language’s ability to help me shape my identity and reveal new (sometimes contradictory) perspectives about the world. Based on my experience abroad since 1993, I brings together experiences to empower foreigners to create lives they love abroad, whether the current challenges are related to language, culture or to a greater personal transition.

I look forward to seeing you at the event!