Christmas Greeting 2020

Dear Customers

2020 has been a challenging year for everybody.  Since March, the COVID 19 coronavirus has managed to disrupt people’s lives in very many ways as governments tackle the spread of the disease. Almost all companies in the energy sector switched to teleworking, which was especially noticeable within company training. Suddenly courses were moved to distance learning or cancelled altogether. Some students even found themselves furloughed and economic hardship became an uncomfortable reality for far too many.

Still, there have been a few positive events this year. The translation and writing activities in my business have remained as strong as before. And I was lucky to be able to use the free time I gained as a result of cancelled trainings to work in a secondary school for a term.

The opportunity I had to help pupils requiring extra support gave me a great insight into modern teaching methods and new tools for learning. And I was very impressed with the dedication and professionalism shown by all the teachers and assistants that I worked with there. I will certainly be using many of the new skills I learnt when company training courses start again in the future, which I hope will be possible in Autumn 2021.

I would like to wish all my customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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English for business courses

 


English for business courses


 

NEW COURSE INFO

UUSI KURSSITIETO

Lower intermediate course

Taso: Matala keskitaso

Kurssiajat: Tiistaisin klo. 16.30-18.00

Päivämäärä: 15. syyskuuta – 15. joulukuuta 2020 (13 viikkoa)

Alusta: Zoom-videoneuvottelut

Sijainti: Missä tahansa, kannettavan tietokoneen ääressä

 

Oletko valmis syksyä varten?

Paul Wilkinson on viestinnän asiantuntija, joka on auttanut suomalaisia ​​yrityksiä kehittämään englanninkielisiä taitojaan yli 30 vuoden ajan. Hän auttaa sinua päivittämään kielioppisi, puhumaan yrityksestäsi ammattimaisella tavalla, parantamaan smalltalk-taitoja ja kirjoittamaan parempia sähköposteja.

Tämä 13 viikon kurssi on suunniteltu yhteistyössä Suomen Yrittäjät yhdistyksen kanssa, korkeintaan 8 opiskelijalle. Etäharjoittelu tapahtuu kerran viikossa ja se kestää 90 minuuttia. Kurssi on tarkoitettu matalan vaiheen opiskelijoille.

Kurssimaksu on 300,00 euroa / henkilö (sis. Alv 58,00 euroa) sisältäen kaiken oppimateriaalin, joka lähetetään opiskelijalle pdf-muodossa kerran viikossa.

Kurssi on avoin myös muille kuin Suomen Yrittäjät-jäsenille saatavuuden mukaan.

Jos olet kiinnostunut kurssista, ota yhteyttä osoitteeseen  mari.pohjanniemi-kivi@yrittajat.fi tai paul@talkingtexts.com

Ilmoittautumiset: 24.08.2020 mennessä.


 

Intermediate to advanced course

Level: Intermediate to advanced (Keskitaso pitkälle)

Course Times: Thursdays 16:30 -18:00 

Date: 17 September – 17 December 2020 (13 weeks)

Platform: Zoom video conferencing

Location: Wherever you have a laptop

 

Are you ready for the autumn?

Paul Wilkinson is a communications expert who has been helping Finnish companies to develop their English communication skills for over 30 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 13-week course is designed in cooperation with Suomen Yrittäjät for a max. of 8 students. Distance 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 300.00 / person (including EUR 58.00 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

 

Deadline for enrolment: 24.08.2020

 

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Covid-19 update

Dear Customers

Due to the current Covid 19 situation, my company (like other enterprises) needs to reassess and clarify how business activities will be conducted in the coming months.

Translation work, proofreading, editing and voiceover work will continue as before. Please send material using the already established channels.

However, training courses will have to be conducted remotely this autumn. This is to ensure the safety of all students as well as myself. During this spring, several courses were already successfully run through Zoom and Skype. Although there are definitely advantages to be found with remote training, I sincerely hope that one day soon, we will be able to conduct traditional face-to-face training again.

Please contact me directly regarding one-to-one language training courses.

In addition, I am now in the process of planning a number of open English courses for the autumn through Zoom.

Please check back soon for the latest information.

Kind regards

Paul Wilkinson

 

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Skype one-to-one training

TedxVasa success

 

Still smiling after 6 hours of live streaming

 

It was a great experience and a privilege to have participated as a moderator in this unique event held in Vaasa.

The invited speakers were inspiring and the audience was great. I will certainly remember this event for all the right reasons.

 

 

 

The speakers, organisers and moderator.

 

 

Tired but happy. This was the end of a lot of hard work. For more information on this unique event please visit the TedxVasa website.