Finnbrit is an independent non-profit organisation, with a heritage of almost 100 years. We are true professionals in teaching and assessing English.
Study English on our evening courses, with our private lessons, or with our language training for companies. Prove your English skills by taking a test that opens doors in Finland and abroad. Join our clubs and cultural events, and meet new people in our friendly community.
We offer many opportunities for you to practise your English at our events and in a variety of culture and language-focused clubs. Our aim is for you to enjoy your learning, gain from advice and feedback, and be able to apply what you have learnt to real-life situations.
At Finnbrit, you can progress through the different levels of competency level by attending our ready-made courses or by having private lessons created to focus on your specific needs.
You choose how you learn+–
You can choose how, when, and where you wish to be taught.
How about going online for inspiring 45-minute discussions in English on a chosen topic in a dialogue facilitated by a true professional? In this way, you can fit “micro-learning” sessions into your day and utilise the power of practise!
You can prove your language skills with prestigious global tests+–
We focus on helping students progress on their learning path. Students can prove their language skills with the widely recognized IELTS and Cambridge English exams. We are the only official test centre in Finland for these exams.
You can trust our teachers’ experience-led expertise+–
Our teachers are experts in their field and are passionate about teaching the English language. They have experience in teaching English related to several activities such as sales, negotiations, contracting, finance, HR, legal matters, speech-making and storytelling. Our teachers share their knowledge and expertise with you in a way that helps you to truly experience the English language in a contextually and culturally appropriate manner.
You are guided with pedagogically sound methods+–
Our highly qualified and experienced teachers all have university degrees and official qualifications in teaching English to non-native speakers. They have more than 10 years of experience in teaching, using innovative and engaging learning methods. Our teachers will help you to build confidence and improve your language skills through supportive, pedagogically sound methods.
The power of practice and small groups+–
You can complement your lessons with self-study exercises recommended by the teacher such as microlearning using word apps or listening to interesting podcasts. The small group sizes and the opportunities to have private lessons at Finnbrit ensure that everyone has a chance to practice their skills and receive informative feedback. We recommend that you dedicate time to learning English and schedule 1-2 lessons per week. We also recommend that you join our social events and enjoy immersing yourself in English in real-life social situations.
Cross-cultural sensitivity applied!+–
In addition to having experience of European and North American cultures, our teachers have many years of experience of Asian and Latin American cultures. Our teachers have taught in countries such as Finland, the UK, France, Denmark, China, India, Brazil and Chile. They can advise you on culturally sensitive situations – both written and spoken – that require particular attention to avoid unintentional misunderstandings.
Teaching development – online, face-to-face and blended learning+–
We develop our teaching methods as new research becomes available and listen carefully to our students’ feedback surveys. We have recently developed new, shorter intensive courses and workshops that enable students to experience and internalize the language. This is based on the latest studies on adult learning, available time and focus. In spring 2020, we installed a language studio, and we are now also offering online and blended-learning courses.
A central location in Helsinki – and beyond!+–
It is easy to reach us – we are based in the centre of Helsinki, and there is a bus and tram stop directly in front of our premises. In addition, people outside of the capital area can access our teaching via online courses and lessons.
Our premises are welcoming and cosy+–
We have a new and up-to-date language studio to complement our training. Our premises reflect our values of reuse and lifetime use – “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” – and fit well in the shabby-chic, trendy area of Punavuori in Helsinki. We combine old English blue and white teacups with blue Iittala Kastehelmi glassware. We are proud of our Finnish and English heritage!
100% satisfaction guaranteed+–
If you are not happy with the teaching you are receiving, you can cancel your agreement with us. If you start a scheduled course and find it to be unsuitable, let us know and we will try to make you feel comfortable and ensure your continued learning. For example, if the competency level of the group is too demanding, we can try another group or propose private learning. We want you to be happy with the teaching and pace of learning!