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The best Finnish teaching Aid - In English!,
This review is from: Finnish: An Essential Grammar (Routledge Grammars) (Paperback)
This has been the most essential, useful and easiest way to learn Finnish. In my studies all other books may help with learning basic sentences but this gives a very precise and logical understanding to constructing the notoriously difficult words and sentences.
I would just add that this is more of an aid to other books and not a method to learn. What I mean by this is that the traditional method of learning basic sentences is still important but to truly understand how and why words change, this book gives a very clear explanation.
This book is at times even better than my Finnish teacher because it has a rule and explanation for all grammatical constructions (except advanced level); not that my teacher was bad at all but because there are so many complicated rules that bear no resemblance to English grammar that sometimes one can forget or get confused explaining!
Oh and best of luck learning Finnish, unless you have a natural knack for the language; it is the most difficult language I've attempted (though I've been told Manadarin/Japanese are the only languages more difficult!)