The Finnbrit office will be closed between 2pm Friday 13 July and 9am Monday 30 July.

During that time, please send enquiries regarding Finnbrit language courses & training, non IELTS exams, social events, room hire, membership and translation services to finnbrit@finnbrit.fi  and please send IELTS enquiries to IELTS@finnbrit.fi

We will respond to your enquiry when the Finnbrit office reopens during week 31 (week beginning 30 July).

IELTS test applicants: Please note that IELTS test payments will be confirmed during week 31 and no tests will be cancelled during the period Finnbrit is closed.

Thank you for your patience and have a nice summer!

Best Wishes,

The Finnbrit Team

FINNBRIT OPEN HOUSE 23 AUGUST 2018

We are pleased to announce that our doors will be open for everyone all day on the 23 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. For these activities, pre-booking is essential. You can book your place via email at finnbrit@finnbrit.fi. Otherwise just pop in!

FINNBRIT OPEN HOUSE PROGRAMME 12:00–22:00

12:00–20:00 FREE LEVEL TESTING (Scottish room, History room and One to One room)
Come and find out your current level of English. We will offer free level testing from noon until evening! The test includes a multiple choice test and an interview with an experienced native English teacher and will take approximately 30 minutes per person. You can book your place via email at finnbrit@finnbrit.fi .

12:00–17:45 FREE ENGLISH LESSONS (Big Room)
Limited places, pre-booking essential:

12:00–12:45 IELTS – You can’t fail!
Henry will give you advice on how to maximize your score in the IELTS test (International English Language Testing System).
Book your place via email at finnbrit@finnbrit.fi

13:00–13:45 Talk Talk Talk!
Come along with Malcolm and boost your self-confidence in English communication.
Book your place via email at finnbrit@finnbrit.fi

14:00–14:45 Cambridge English
Henry will give a short introduction to the different Cambridge English Exams Advanced C1 and Proficiency C2 and give you a taster of what the preparation courses are like.
Book your place via email at finnbrit@finnbrit.fi

15:00–15:45 English Language Toolbox
Blake will take you on a quick tour of how to learn English grammar in an easy and fun way.
Book your place via email at finnbrit@finnbrit.fi

16:00–16:45 English at Work and Effective Business Communication
Join Ian to find out how to improve your English at Work and be an Effective Business Communicator!
Book your place via email at finnbrit@finnbrit.fi

17:00–17:45 Human Resources in English
Katariina will give you an introduction to the new FINNBRIT course HR English.
Book your place via email at finnbrit@finnbrit.fi

18:00–19:45 FREE LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

18:00–18:45 Workshop: Coaching as a Personal Development Tool by Katariina Jalas
Have you heard about coaching and would like to know how it works? Are you interested in finding out more about coaching as a personal development tool that can benefit both your personal and professional life?
Book your place via email at finnbrit@finnbrit.fi

19:00–19:45 Lecture: The Stuarts – the Royal Family that made Britain Great by Maria Salenius
We will look at the Scottish royal family, learn about their adventurous encounters with the English in the 16th century, and hear how it came about that these events created the UK we know today.
Book your place via email at finnbrit@finnbrit.fi


20:00–22:00 ENTERTAINMENT (Club Room/Big Room)

20:00–21:00 A Performance by the Really Small Theatre Company (www.rstc.fi)
21:00–22:00 Live music by the Fashion Criminals. Sing-along pop classics – Join in!

Hyvää Vappua Kaikille!

Happy May Day to all Finnbrit members, customers and followers! Please note that the Finnbrit Language Centre will be closed on May 1st and will reopen on Wednesday the 2nd of May.

The Federation of Finnish-British Societies annual English Essay Writing Competition was held for the 34th time on the 17th and 18th of January 2018. The essay titles on these two dates were posted on the Helsinki Finnish-British Society Website for download on the competition day. Teachers then sent in the best essay from each class, and in all 125 shortlisted essays were received from a total of 43 schools throughout Finland.

The jury was composed of five judges, including representatives from the Finnish National Agency for Education, the University of Helsinki Department of Languages (English), and the Association of Teachers of English in Finland. The judges gave first prize to Caro Liikanen from Mikkelin lukio for her moving and original story beginning “Things didn’t look right… .” A special mention from the judges also goes to Jaakob Semken from Lappeenrannan lyseon lukio, who produced a very well written essay on the pros and cons of computers.

The standard of essays was as usual high, and the judges would like to congratulate the winner and the runners-up and thank all those who took part in the competition.

Mark Shackleton, Chair, Essay Writing Competition

 

First prize (500€ for a trip to the UK):

Caro Liikanen Mikkelin lukio
     

Runner up prizes (books):

Fanny Kansonen Kotka Svenska Samskola
Sara Liljeström Tampereen yhteiskoulun lukio
Eevi Manninen Pieksämäen lukio
Teemu Mononen Lappeenrannan lyseon lukio
Irina Pienimäki Kaustisen musiikkilukio
Amanda Puerto-Lichtenberg Turun klassinen lukio
Matti Sankari Nousiaisten lukio
Jaakob Semken Lappeenrannan lyseon lukio
Nicha Särkkä Tampereen lyseon lukio

 

2018 Essay Competition Topics

1. What’s the best/worst thing about yourself?
2. Would life be better without computers?
3. Write a short fictional story beginning “Things didn’t look right …”
4. Someone asks you “What’s Finland like?” What would you reply?
5. Write about something that made a big difference in your life.

Essay writing competition 2018 essay topics / Kirjoituskilpailun 2018 aiheet:

1. What’s the best/worst thing about yourself?
2. Would life be better without computers?
3. Write a short fictional story beginning “Things didn’t look right …”
4. Someone asks you “What’s Finland like?” What would you reply?
5. Write about something that made a big difference in your life.

Competition rules and instructions / Kilpailun säännöt ja ohjeet

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