Tiina Haapakoski

May 2014

Tiina is an amazing professor. Finnish is a hard language, but the small classes mean a lot of close attention to every student. We speak only Finnish from day one, which means pronunciation and fluency advances quite quickly. She also isn't heavy on test grades - as long as you show up to class, make an effort and write the short essays that she assigns, you'll do well in this class. Finnish is a really fun class and the small size of the department means that it's a little community - we all do Finnish stuff outside of class together.