Would you like to learn English or improve your current level of spoken and written English? Länsi-Suomen opisto offers a
four- month conversational course for Finnish and other language speakers. Lessons focus on sharpening one's speaking and communication skills, including a look at essential grammar, reading and writing techniques and an overview of English culture. It is ideally suited for people who have a basic understanding of English and would like to refresh their language skills for travel, business or other practical purposes. The course is also recommended for students who are planning to study abroad.
A particular benefit is that we have visiting groups from other countries who attend for one or two weeks to practice their English and enjoy a cultural exchange with Finns. This facilitates the opportunity to talk about various aspects of their respective cultures, ranging from travel, culture, cuisine, society, professions and much more. Foreign groups are generally from Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Poland and France.
The course is presented by experienced first language speaker, Evan Schoombie from South Africa. He specialises in English as a second language to a variety of nationalities and is accredited by the Universities of Turku and Jyväskylä of Applied Sciences. Evan is also a singer, writer and theatre director.