Language Courses

Welcome to Finnbrit where you can study English at all levels in small groups of 6-12 persons with qualified experienced English teachers, in a cosy and encouraging atmosphere!

Being among the oldest language training institutes in the Helsinki region, we boast a wealth of knowledge and expertise in language training and examinations. With our dedicated and highly motivated staff and cosy, well-situated premises in Punavuori, we provide you with modern and innovative language solutions. We also limit our class sizes to 12 students to ensure all students receive the attention and advice they deserve and learn as much as possible from our courses.

English Language Level Descriptions

Level A Basic user – Perustaso
A1 Breakthrough or beginner
A2 Waystage or elementary


Level B Independent user – Keskitaso
B1 Threshold or intermediate
B2 Vantage or upper intermediate


Level C Proficient user - Ylin taso
C1 Effective operational proficiency or advanced
C2 Mastery or proficiency

Not sure of your level? Contact the office to receive guidance and take a free level test.

 
 

Upcoming Courses

This course will familiarise you with the format and content of the IELTS test. You will practise the skills you need and receive guidance on exam technique.

The IELTS preparation course is for those who are serious about passing the IELTS exam. You will practice all parts of the IELTS test and the different question types, there will be many opportunities to work on all the skills and techniques you need, and you'll be given advice on how to avoid those unwanted mistakes that may bring down your score. To support the class work, you will be given self-study tasks, especially writing, for homework.

Event Date 12.11.2018 17:00
Event End Date 10.12.2018 20:15
Capacity 12
Cut off date 12.11.2018 18:00
Individual Price €310.00
310.00 7

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

This course will familiarise you with the format and content of the IELTS test. You will practise the skills you need and receive guidance on exam technique.
The IELTS preparation course is for those who are serious about passing the IELTS exam. You will practice all parts of the IELTS test and the different question types, there will be many opportunities to work on all the skills and techniques you need, and you'll be given advice on how to avoid those unwanted mistakes that may bring down your score. To support the class work, you will be given self-study tasks, especially writing, for homework.

The teacher, Henry, can tell you exactly what you need to do to get the grade you need.

Event Date 21.01.2019 17:00
Event End Date 25.02.2019 19:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price €310.00
310.00 12

The English Language Toolbox 1 (intermediate) course aims to help you consolidate and develop the essential skills necessary to successfully communicate in English.

We will look at all the main tenses as well as comparatives and modal verbs. We will also work on vocabulary as well as writing, reading and listening skills.
All of the classes will have a strong emphasis on speaking and communicative activities.

Event Date 22.01.2019 17:00
Event End Date 26.03.2019 18:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price €310.00
310.00 12

Cambridge C1 Advanced is a high-level and internationally recognized qualification in English for demanding academic and professional situations.
This exam preparation course suits students who are advanced users (Upper B2/C1) and wish to develop their skills. The classes focus on practicing the full range of English skills in the specific context of the C1 Advanced (CAE) exam. We will also have a short mock-exam at the end of the course.

Event Date 22.01.2019 17:00
Event End Date 12.03.2019 18:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price €279.00
279.00 12

The English Language Toolbox 2 (advanced) course aims to help you practice and polish your English as well as develop some more advanced language skills.
We will look at some of the more complicated grammar structures including conditionals, passives, prepositions, narrative tenses and articles. We will also work on vocabulary, phrasal verbs and colloquial English as well as practicing writing, reading and listening skills.

All of the classes will have a strong emphasis on speaking and communicative activities.

Event Date 22.01.2019 18:45
Event End Date 26.03.2019 20:15
Capacity 12
Individual Price €310.00
310.00 12

Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) is the most demanding and respected qualification available worldwide for advanced learners aiming to achieve an extremely high level of skill in the English language for working or university life and qualifies holders to teach in English.

The Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) preparation course is designed for students who are proficient users (Upper C1/C2) and wish to develop their skills for the exam. The classroom tasks are focused on collaborative learning, interactive speaking and listening assignments. Homework will also be given each week to sharpen reading and writing skills.

Event Date 22.01.2019 18:45
Event End Date 05.03.2019 20:15
Capacity 12
Individual Price €260.40
260.40 12

How will this course help me?
If you have good ability in English but you lack confidence in your spoken English, then this course is definitely for you. The teacher will motivate and encourage you in your everyday English and expand your phrasal vocabulary. We will use the valuable time in class to actively work together to improve your spoken English.

Will I spend a lot of time on grammar?
No! The teacher will assist you by correcting grammar mistakes and by demonstrating the correct way to use grammar in spoken English during active speaking sessions in class. The same will be done with pronunciation. We will also be using more advanced structures such as the present perfect continuous during conversation tasks to boast self-confidence when speaking with native speakers.

What will I achieve by taking this course?
The aim of this course is to improve your self-confidence when speaking English. You will expand your vocabulary and use of phrasal expressions, and you will learn how to be more confident and assertive in everyday English communication. You will also improve your ability to be interactive using informal English, which will make speaking English more enjoyable.

Event Date 23.01.2019 17:00
Event End Date 27.02.2019 18:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price €248.00
248.00 12

This course is aimed at HR professionals who are looking to improve their Business English in the context of an international HR environment. The course will cover the core vocabulary and language awareness for the full lifecycle of HR including recruitment, induction, appraisals, learning and development, compensation and employee relations. The lessons will be built around interactive scenarios and will be complemented by reviews of relevant grammar topics and relevant reading and writing tasks.

Event Date 23.01.2019 17:15
Event End Date 27.03.2019 18:45
Capacity 12
Individual Price €310.00
310.00 11

English at Work will activate a broad range of skills needed for everyday work in English such as telephoning, e-mails, presentations, meetings and negotiations as well as socialising in the business world. Students will also practise writing and discuss cultural differences in order to avoid misunderstandings.

Feeling insecure with your English at work? Come and boost your self-confidence in these vital skills!

Event Date 24.01.2019 17:00
Event End Date 28.03.2019 18:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price €310.00
310.00 12

During this course you will practise general business topics such as presenting yourself and your company, participating in meetings and negotiations, giving your opinion and building up your arguments, presentations on work related topics, describing products and services, discussing current affairs, (by using materials such as BBC, Financial Times etc.) and small talk. We will also do specific language activities related to the business areas of the participants. The topics may be for example, sales and marketing, HR, consultancy, legal English, finance and banking, information technology and artificial intelligence as well as the future of business.

Event Date 24.01.2019 18:45
Event End Date 28.03.2019 20:15
Capacity 12
Individual Price €310.00
310.00 12

During this course you will practise general business topics such as presenting yourself and your company, participating in meetings and negotiations, giving your opinion and building up your arguments, presentations on work related topics, describing products and services, discussing current affairs, (by using materials such as BBC, Financial Times etc.) and small talk. We will also do specific language activities related to the business areas of the participants. The topics may be for example, sales and marketing, HR, consultancy, legal English, finance and banking, information technology and artificial intelligence as well as the future of business.

Event Date 24.01.2019 18:45
Event End Date 06.07.2019 20:15
Capacity 12
Individual Price €310.00
310.00 11

English for Life (A1–A2) will help you learn the basics of English for everyday life in a quick, easy and fun way. You will learn how to present yourself and others and you will discuss subjects such as your work, hobbies and the weather. You will also learn to use English when travelling, shopping, at restaurants and so on.

Englannin kielen alkeiskurssi, jossa opitaan alkeet nopeasti, helposti ja hauskalla tavalla. Opit esittelemään itsesi ja muut sekä puhumaan esimerkiksi työstä, harrastuksista ja säästä. Opit asioimaan englannin kielellä matkoilla, kaupassa, ravintolassa jne.

Event Date 25.01.2019 17:00
Event End Date 25.03.2019 18:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price €310.00
310.00 12

This course will familiarise you with the format and content of the IELTS test. You will practise the skills you need and receive guidance on exam technique.
The IELTS preparation course is for those who are serious about passing the IELTS exam. You will practice all parts of the IELTS test and the different question types, there will be many opportunities to work on all the skills and techniques you need, and you'll be given advice on how to avoid those unwanted mistakes that may bring down your score. To support the class work, you will be given self-study tasks, especially writing, for homework.

The teacher, Henry, can tell you exactly what you need to do to get the grade you need.

Event Date 04.03.2019 17:00
Event End Date 15.04.2019 19:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price €310.00
310.00 12

Cambridge C1 Advanced is a high-level and internationally recognized qualification in English for demanding academic and professional situations.
This exam preparation course suits students who are advanced users (Upper B2/C1) and wish to develop their skills. The classes focus on practicing the full range of English skills in the specific context of the C1 Advanced (CAE) exam. We will also have a short mock-exam at the end of the course.

Event Date 06.03.2019 17:00
Event End Date 05.06.2019 18:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price €434.00
434.00 12

Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) is the most demanding and respected qualification available worldwide for advanced learners aiming to achieve an extremely high level of skill in the English language for working or university life and qualifies holders to teach in English.

The Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) preparation course is designed for students who are proficient users (Upper C1/C2) and wish to develop their skills for the exam. The classroom tasks are focused on collaborative learning, interactive speaking and listening assignments. Homework will also be given each week to sharpen reading and writing skills.

Event Date 06.03.2019 18:45
Event End Date 05.06.2019 20:15
Capacity 12
Individual Price €434.00
434.00 12

English for Life (A1–A2) will help you learn the basics of English for everyday life in a quick, easy and fun way. You will learn how to present yourself and others and you will discuss subjects such as your work, hobbies and the weather. You will also learn to use English when travelling, shopping, at restaurants and so on.

Englannin kielen alkeiskurssi, jossa opitaan alkeet nopeasti, helposti ja hauskalla tavalla. Opit esittelemään itsesi ja muut sekä puhumaan esimerkiksi työstä, harrastuksista ja säästä. Opit asioimaan englannin kielellä matkoilla, kaupassa, ravintolassa jne.

Event Date 08.04.2019 17:00
Event End Date 17.06.2019 18:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price €310.00
310.00 12

The English Language Toolbox 1 (intermediate) course aims to help you consolidate and develop the essential skills necessary to successfully communicate in English.

We will look at all the main tenses as well as comparatives and modal verbs. We will also work on vocabulary as well as writing, reading and listening skills.
All of the classes will have a strong emphasis on speaking and communicative activities.

Event Date 09.04.2019 17:00
Event End Date 18.06.2019 18:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price €310.00
310.00 11

The English Language Toolbox 2 (advanced) course aims to help you practice and polish your English as well as develop some more advanced language skills.
We will look at some of the more complicated grammar structures including conditionals, passives, prepositions, narrative tenses and articles. We will also work on vocabulary, phrasal verbs and colloquial English as well as practicing writing, reading and listening skills.

All of the classes will have a strong emphasis on speaking and communicative activities.

Event Date 09.04.2019 18:45
Event End Date 18.06.2019 20:15
Capacity 12
Individual Price €310.00
310.00 12

How will this course help me?
If you have good ability in English but you lack confidence in your spoken English, then this course is definitely for you. The teacher will motivate and encourage you in your everyday English and expand your phrasal vocabulary. We will use the valuable time in class to actively work together to improve your spoken English.

Will I spend a lot of time on grammar?
No! The teacher will assist you by correcting grammar mistakes and by demonstrating the correct way to use grammar in spoken English during active speaking sessions in class. The same will be done with pronunciation. We will also be using more advanced structures such as the present perfect continuous during conversation tasks to boast self-confidence when speaking with native speakers.

What will I achieve by taking this course?
The aim of this course is to improve your self-confidence when speaking English. You will expand your vocabulary and use of phrasal expressions, and you will learn how to be more confident and assertive in everyday English communication. You will also improve your ability to be interactive using informal English, which will make speaking English more enjoyable.

Event Date 10.04.2019 17:00
Event End Date 22.05.2019 18:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price €248.00
248.00 12

English at Work will activate a broad range of skills needed for everyday work in English such as telephoning, e-mails, presentations, meetings and negotiations as well as socialising in the business world. Students will also practise writing and discuss cultural differences in order to avoid misunderstandings.

Feeling insecure with your English at work? Come and boost your self-confidence in these vital skills!

Event Date 11.04.2019 17:00
Event End Date 20.06.2019 18:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price €310.00
310.00 12