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. 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 for homework, especially writing.

The teacher is an IELTS expert and can tell you exactly what to do to get the grade you need.

Event Date 19.08.2019 17:00
Event End Date 23.09.2019 19:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price Members 250€ and Non-members 310€

English for Life 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 09.09.2019 17:00
Event End Date 25.11.2019 18:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price Members 350€ and Non-members 434€

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

We will look at all the main grammar 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 10.09.2019 17:00
Event End Date 26.11.2019 18:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price Members 350€ and Non-members 434€

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.

The course is also suitable for advanced level students looking to practice their Spoken, Written, Listening and Reading skills with challenging exercises.

Event Date 10.09.2019 17:00
Event End Date 26.11.2019 18:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price Members 350€ and Non-members 434€

The English Language Toolbox 2 course (advanced) 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 that will improve your language confidence, including conditionals, passives, prepositions, narrative tenses and articles. We will also expand your vocabulary, phrasal verbs and colloquial English as well as focusing on a range of written structures along with reading and listening skills.

Event Date 10.09.2019 18:45
Event End Date 26.11.2019 20:15
Capacity 12
Individual Price Members 350€ and Non-members 434€

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. It is relevant 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.

It is also suitable for those looking for challenging practice of the four main skills areas: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

Event Date 10.09.2019 18:45
Event End Date 26.11.2019 20:15
Capacity 12
Individual Price Members 350€ and Non-members 434€

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 with your everyday English and help expand your phrasal vocabulary. We will use the valuable time in class to actively work together to improve your spoken English.

Although the focus of the class is not grammar, the teacher will assist you by correcting grammar mistakes and by demonstrating the correct way to use spoken English during active speaking sessions in class. The same will be done with pronunciation.

Event Date 11.09.2019 17:00
Event End Date 16.10.2019 18:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price Members 200€ and Non-members 248€ 

English at Work will activate a broad range of skills needed for everyday work in English such as speaking on the phone, emails, 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.

Event Date 12.09.2019 17:00
Event End Date 28.11.2019 18:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price Course Fee: Members 350€ and Non-members 434€ 

The Sound of English is a practical course in pronunciation. The course will help students produce accurate consonant and vowel sounds and correctly apply word stress, sentence stress and intonation. It will also enable students to improve their listening skills.

The course is aimed at anyone who wants to give their spoken English a boost whether or not you wish to sound like a native. We encourage you to find your own voice and use it with confidence!

Event Date 12.09.2019 17:00
Event End Date 17.10.2019 18:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price Members 200€ and Non-members 248€

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. We will also look at presentations on work related topics, describing products and services, discussing current affairs, (by using materials such as BBC, Financial Times etc.) and small talk. As well as all this, we will also practice 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, and the future of business.

Event Date 12.09.2019 18:45
Event End Date 28.11.2019 20:15
Capacity 12
Individual Price Members 350€ and Non-members 434€

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. 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 for homework, especially writing.

The teacher is an IELTS expert and can tell you exactly what to do to get the grade you need.

Event Date 30.09.2019 17:00
Event End Date 04.11.2019 19:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price Members 250€ and Non-members 310€

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 with your everyday English and help expand your phrasal vocabulary. We will use the valuable time in class to actively work together to improve your spoken English.

Although the focus of the class is not grammar, the teacher will assist you by correcting grammar mistakes and by demonstrating the correct way to use spoken English during active speaking sessions in class. The same will be done with pronunciation.

Event Date 23.10.2019 17:00
Event End Date 27.11.2019 18:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price Members 200€ and Non-members 248€ 

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. 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 for homework, especially writing.

The teacher is an IELTS expert and can tell you exactly what to do to get the grade you need.

Event Date 11.11.2019 17:00
Event End Date 16.12.2019 19:30
Capacity 12
Individual Price Members 250€ and Non-members 310€