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Not sure of your English language level or wondering which course is best for you?

Welcome to our free information sessions and level testing on 27 March 2018 at 15-20 pm.

To book a test or appointment: please book online, call us on 09 6877020 or email us at

The test will take 30 minutes including an interview, a multiple-choice test and a recommendation for study based on your result on the CEFR scale A1- C2. Please note that the test is an unofficial indication of your level and does not include a certificate.

Oletko epävarma englannin kielen tasostasi tai mietitkö sinulle sopivaa kurssia? Tule ilmaiseen neuvontaan ja tasotestiin 27.3.2018 klo 15-20.
Varaa aika: meidän nettisivulta, soita 09 6877020 tai lähetä sähköpostia

Tasotesti kestää 30 minuuttia sisältäen haastattelun, monivalintatehtävän sekä kurssisuosituksen taitotasotuloksesi mukaisesti CEFR asteikolla A1-C2. Testi on ainostaan suuntaa antava eikä sisällä todistusta kielitaidosta.


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Upcoming Events

The English Book Club

Begin: 21.03.2018, 18:00
End: 21.03.2018, 20:00
Location: Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9, 00120 Helsinki

The English Book Club returns for its fourth season already! As usual, we kick off the year with the oldest text by reading Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), a Victorian novel recently made into a feature film. It is followed by Aldous Huxley’s dystopian classic Brave New World (1931), a long-awaited read among the book club members. March is dedicated to Sylvia Plath’s only novel The Bell Jar (1963), after which we move onto two books by Nobel laureates: Toni Morrison’s Beloved (1987) in April, and Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go (2005) in May.

24.1. Thomas Hardy: Far from the Madding Crowd
21.2. Aldous Huxley: Brave New World
21.3. Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar
25.4. Toni Morrison: Beloved
23.5. Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go

The meetings begin at 18:00 and end at 20:00. The group is free for FINNBRIT members and just 20€ for the series of five meetings for non-members.

More Pilates with Janica

Begin: 22.03.2018, 18:45
End: 22.03.2018, 19:45
Location: Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9, 00120 Helsinki

More Pilates at Finnbrit! 

Due to popular demand we are doing another 4 Pilates sessions with Janica.

You are welcome to join even if you haven’t done Pilates before! 

22.2, 1.3,  8.3 and 22.3 Thursdays  at 18:45-19:45 in Big room 

Fee for members: 10€ per session and 40€ for all four sessions.

For non-members: 12€ per session and 48€ for all four sessions.

Pilates is a healthy and safe way to strenghten your core from the inside to out, release tight muscles and to find your long mobile spine again.

Come and join me and fall in love with Pilates training.

"Give time for yourself "


Please have your workout clothes on and bring a gym mat if you have one.

Please note that these Pilates lessons are not suitable for persons under 16 years of age 

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This class is great for anybody.
It can be used if you are recovering from surgery.
It can help you find the pelvic floor muscles after child birth.
It can ease back pain and get the deep muscle tissue active again.
No matter if you are fit or unfit, young or older you will fall in love with this class.

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Inner and Outer Landscapes

Begin: 23.03.2018, 18:00
Location: Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9, 00120 Helsinki

A Poetry reading by Christine de Luca (Edinburgh) and Riina Katajavuori (Helsinki)

Two poets with very different ‘voices’ yet with much in common, Riina Katajavuori and Christine De Luca first met at a poetry translation workshop held in Shetland in summer 2005.  Since then their friendship has deepened and they have met several times, in Scotland and Helsinki, but most recently in Iceland.  They have corresponded regularly over the years and have enjoyed translating each other’s poems.  

Edinburgh-based Christine De Luca writes in English and Shetlandic, her mother tongue.  She was Edinburgh's Makar (poet laureate) for 2014-2017.  Besides children’s stories and a novel, she has had seven poetry collections and four bi-lingual volumes published (French, Italian, Icelandic and Norwegian) and participated in festivals e.g. in Canada, India, France, Norway and Iceland.

Riina Katajavuori has published poetry collections, three novels, a collection of short stories, and over a dozen children’s books. Her latest novel Wenla Männistö (2014) is loosely based on the classic Finnish novel Seven Brothers by Aleksis Kivi. It was adapted into a stage monologue in the Finnish National Theatre, as well as a full theatre play in Hämeenlinna, and a radio play for Finnish Broadcasting Company. Katajavuori has participated in poetry translation workshops in Shetland and Slovenia, and appeared in literary events e.g. in Siberia, Canada, and Japan. Her poetry has been translated into almost 30 languages, e.g. a large poetic potpourri was published in the Oxford Poets anthology in 2013.

Her latest children’s book Mennään jo naapuriin (Let’s go and visit our neighbour, 2017, illustrated by Salla Savolainen) was nominated for the Runeberg Junior prize and it was also chosen as the book of the year by Yle (Finnish Broadcasting Company) in a tv series 101 kirjaa (101 books) and in a radio series Sadan vuoden kirjat (Hundred years of books).

Her seventh poetry collection Maailma tuulenkaatama (Windfallen world) was published in 2018 and concentrates on Captain James Cook, the explorer.

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