6 December is Finland’s Independence Day.

6 December is Finland’s Independence Day.

Congratulations Finland!

The office will be closed on Friday 6 December as we celebrate 102 years of Finnish independence.

It is a great source of pride to be able to follow Finnish values in business.

6 joulukuuta on Suomen itsenäisyyspäivä.

Onnittelut Suomelle!

Toimisto suljetaan perjantaina 6. joulukuuta kun juhlimme 102 vuotta Suomen itsenäisyyttä.

Se on suuri ylpeyden lähde, että suomalaisia arvoja seurataan liiketoiminnassa.

6 december är Finlands självständighetsdag.

Grattis Finland!

Kontoret stängs fredag 6 december när vi firar 102 år av finsk självständighet.

Det är en stor källa till stolthet att kunna följa finländska värderingar i näringslivet.

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English for business course





Course Times: Thursdays 18:00 -19:30 

Date: 5 September – 12 December 2019 (15 weeks)

Location: Raastuvankatu 12-14 D, 65100 Vaasa


Are you ready for the big deal?

Paul Wilkinson is a communications expert who has been helping companies to develop their English communication skills for over 25 years. He will help you deliver successful English presentations, improve e-mail correspondence and develop small talk and negotiation skills through professional language use.

This 15-week course is designed for a max. of 8 students. Classroom training is given once a week and lasts 90 minutes each time. The course is designed for intermediate-advanced students.

The course fee is EUR 334.80 / person (including EUR 64.80 VAT) and includes all lesson material which is sent to you in PDF format each week.

This course is also open to non members of Suomen Yrittäjät, subject to availability.

If you are interested in this course, please contact mari.pohjanniemi-kivi@yrittajat.fi or paul@talkingtexts.com

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Latest Kulttour published

The latest edition of Kulttour has now been sent out in the Vaasa region. There is also an English summary in the magazine that I have made. For those who have not received the magazine, it is possible to read it online either through this link or by clicking on the text below.




Kuddnäs English translation


It was nice to bump into Journalist Anci Holm at the October Filmfest X event held at Ritz on Saturday.

Anci was demonstrating her 360 virtual reality film about Kuddnäs. I had made the English translation for the project and this was the first time I got to experience the finished product for myself. To see the 360 English version in 2D click here.

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A few places left

There are still a few places left on the following courses.  Click on the links to find out more and how to enroll.

Advanced course held between 17:30 – 20:00 on Monday evenings.

This is a 40-lesson autumn course for those who really want to develop their language skills and keep up with the latest terminology in English.  Teaching material is customized to suit the top stories of the day and is sent in PDF format a few days before each meeting.  The evenings are focused on reading comprehension, active discussion and listening. There is a 15-minute break during the evening where complementary refreshments are served.


Intermediate course held between 18:00 – 19:30 on Thursday evenings.

This is a 26-lesson course for those who already know basic English but would like to improve their spoken and reading skills. Each week there will be a 90-minute lesson held in the offices of the Entrepreneurs’ Association (Vaasan Yrittäjät) . Customized teaching material is sent to the participants in PDF format a few days before each meeting. Complementary refreshments are served during the course.