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The Finnbrit office will be closed for two weeks in July, from Mon 11 July until Sun 24 July. Our summer courses programme continues in August with 'English Intensive Brush Up' and 'Finnish in...
Enrolments have begun for our Autumn 2016 courses at the Finnbrit Language Centre. We offer a wide range of courses ranging from our elementary level "English for Life", to our popular...
FINNISH IN AUGUST is a practical, nice and easy course for everyday purposes. The course is aimed at those in the early stages of learning the language. We will talk, read and write Finnish. Classes...
FINNBRIT 90th anniversary party was held on Friday 29 April 2016. Here are a few photos taken by Noora...
This summer Finnbrit will be holding language courses for both adults and children. Our summer calendar features "Intensive Brush Up" for adults, "Out and About" for 16-18 year olds, an "English...

Upcoming Events

Real Toads Poetry Discussion Group

Begin: 02.08.2016, 19:00
End: 02.08.2016, 21:00
Location: Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9, 00120 Helsinki

A weekly informal group event where people interested in poetry, though by no means experts, meet together to discuss a poem and hopefully further their understanding and enjoyment of it. No performing, no competing. Everyone is welcome.

The first set of 6 meetings runs weekly on Tuesday nights at 19:00 from 2.8. to 6.9. It's free but please book a place in advance.

The English Book Club

Begin: 10.08.2016, 18:00
End: 10.08.2016, 20:00
Location: Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9, 00120 Helsinki

Still haven’t read that classic novel that everybody talks about? Or maybe you’ve read it already but feel like sharing your thoughts on it? Here’s your solution:

The English Book Club meets once a month on Wednesday evenings (6-8pm) to read and discuss literature in English, mostly focusing on books that could be considered classic works in the language. You don’t need to be fluent in English or trained in literature in order to participate. Our approach is informal so everybody is welcome. The schedule for 2016 looks as follows:

August 10: Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights
September 21: Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
October 19: Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird
November 16: John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men
December 14: Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol

Tommi Laine is a student of English Philology and Comparative Literature at the University of Helsinki with a life-long interest in all things literary. He wrote his BA thesis on Victorian sensation novels and is currently planning his MA thesis on a modernist author.

The first set of 5 meetings runs monthly on Wednesday nights at 18:00 from 10.8. until 14.12. It's free but please book a place in advance.


Begin: 25.08.2016, 12:00
End: 25.08.2016, 22:00
Location: Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9, 00120 Helsinki

We have the pleasure of welcoming all of you who are either already involved or interested in the activities and services of the FINNBRIT to come along and join us for a fun English day!

We are pleased to announce that our doors will be open for everyone all day on the 25 August on the Night of the Arts. We have a full programme designed to give you a good impression of who we are and how we can help you or your company with your language needs. Please note that there are limited numbers of places for the free level testing and the free English lessons, therefore pre-booking is essential! Otherwise just pop in!


For more info and to book a place, go to FINNBRIT events page.


For more info and to book a place, go to FINNBRIT events page.


18:15–18:45 Performance by The Really Small Theatre Company
19:00–19:30 Performance by the Finn-Brit Players
19:30–19:45 Morris dancing by the Helsinki Morrisers
20:00–21:00 Live music by the Fashion Criminals. Sing-along pop classics from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s! Join in!

Sign up for the FREE LEVEL TESTING and for the FREE ENGLISH LESSONS at or by emailing or calling the office on (09) 687 70 20.

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