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Helsinki Times English Programme 2014

Helsinki Times is the only English-language, weekly newspaper in Finland. Helsinki Times staff have now put together an English programme for 2014, with the aim of providing inspiration and motivation for those who want to improve their skills in the language.

The programme contains eight study modules - each one based on articles published in the most recent edition of the newspaper. A range of exercises introduce learners to the material and help them gain a deeper understanding of the language - included are; text comprehension exercises, verb usage, vocabulary building and lots of other interesting activities. Instructors' answers are also provided.

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Programme prices for the 2014 study year

Collect eight annual subscriptions to Helsinki Times for just 42€ per subscription (normal price of subscription is 96€) and you’ll receive eight ready-to-use English language lessons by email, free of charge.

For an annual subscription fee of 336€, eight copies of Helsinki Times will be delivered every Thursday (excluding June and July, 42 issues in total). This offer includes eight English language programmes by email, and two gift books: Finnish After Dark and Spellbound.

An individual subscription to the programme is also possible. The price is 152€.

8 Helsinki Times annual subscriptions for a special price
8 free 2014 English-language lessons and exercises
8 teacher’s sheets for each exercise, with the answers
One free Finnish After Dark book
One free Spellbound book

The language packs for 2014 will be published according to the following schedule:

28 February
28 March
25 April
30 May
29 August
26 September
31 October
28 November

The study materials will be sent by email on the above dates to teachers.
Place your order now for the annual Helsinki Times subscription and Helsinki Times English Programme at
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Please include your contact details, the postal address (one or more) to which the newspaper will be delivered, and the billing address. For more information, please call us on 046 810 3174.

Helsinki Times language study packs are produced in cooperation with Learnmera Projects.



Opeta englantia Helsinki Timesin avulla

Helsinki Timesin englannin opetusohjelma lukuvuonna 2014

Helsinki Times on Suomen ainoa englanninkielinen viikottainen sanomalehti, jossa voi lukea Suomeen liittyviä ajankohtaisia uutisia ja artikkeleita englanniksi. Helsinki Times on nyt toteuttanut uuden englannin opetusohjelman vuodelle 2014, joka on tarkoitettu inspiroivaksi materiaaliksi englannin kielen opetukseen!

Helsinki Timesin englannin kielen opetusohjelma vuonna 2013 pitää sisällään kahdeksan opetusohjelmaa, jotka perustuvat aina viimeisimmän numeron artikkeleihin. Jokaisessa opetuspaketissa oppilaat tutustuvat moderniin uutisenglantiin erilaisten harjoitusten kautta. Opetusohjelmassa on tekstin ymmärtämisharjoituksia, verbiharjoituksia, sanastotehtäviä ja hauskoja harjoituksia, jotka perustuvat valittuun uutisartikkeliin. Mukaan tulee myös opettajan vastauspaketti.

Tilaa meiltä nyt ilmainen näyte yhdestä opetusohjelmasta osoitteesta
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Miten saat Helsinki Timesin englannin opetusohjelman lukuvuonna 2014?

Kerää kahdeksan Helsinki Timesin vuoden tilausta 2014 alennettuun hintaan 42 e/vuosi niin saat
kahdeksan opetuspakettia ilmaiseksi toimitettuna suoraan sähköpostiisi. Yhteensä 336 euron
vuosihinnalla saat viikoittain kahdeksan kappaletta Helsinki Timesia koululle tai kotiin torstaisin
(poislukien kesä- ja heinäkuu, yht. 42 numeroa).

Lisäksi saat kaupan päälle kahdeksan opetusohjelmaa toimitettuna suoraan sähköpostiisi sekä yhden Finnish After Dark ja Spellbound kirjan! Yksityisen tilaajan hinta on 152€.

1 free Finnish After Dark book
1 free Spellbound book

Opetusohjelmat ilmestyvät vuonna 2014 seuraavasti:

28. helmikuuta
28. maaliskuuta
25. huhtikuuta
30. toukukuuta
29. elokuuta
26. syyskuuta
31. lokakuuta
28. marraskuuta

Opetusohjelmat toimitetaan sähköpostilla
yllämainittuina päivinä opettajille.


Tilaa Helsinki Timesin opetusohjelma ja lehdet vuodelle 2014 osoitteesta
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Ilmoita yhteystietosi sekä toimitusosoitteet (voi olla useampia kuin yksi) ja laskutusosoite.
Kysy lisää numerosta 046 810 3174!

Opetusmateriaalit tuotetaan yhteistyössä Learnmera Projectsin kanssa.

On February 27,  Helsinki Times published a letter by the Ambassador of the State of Israel to Finland, Dan Ashbel. Ambassador Ashbel's remarks were a reply to a piece by this author that appeared a week earlier.

My initial article dealt with the collaboration between Finland's Israeli trading partners in military equipment and the Israeli army. I elaborated on how Finland is "directly profiting the very companies that benefit – from Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories" as Finland has been and remains an ever loyal customer of Israel's "occupation-powered military exports".

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With little progress being made in global climate-change talks worldwide, Britons are just getting on with measures to counter the predicted effects at home: more heat, more intense rain and higher seas. One example: a program to install white panels atop London’s trademark red buses.In designing new offices for PricewaterhouseCoopers along London's River Thames, Norman Foster's architecture firm spent an extra 1.2 million pounds (1.5 million euros) with an eye on climate change.

That wasn't enough. Four years after moving in, PwC is paying 100,000 pounds for new barriers to protect against flooding below ground level.

"There's a serious risk," said Jon Barnes, head of building and technical services at PwC in London. The flood doors, which will be installed in the next few weeks, are for "critical plant areas so that if we do have a flood, we're not destroying our transformers."

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Dear editor-in-chief Dr. Alexis Kouros,

Allow me to congratulate Helsinki Times and columnist Bruno Jäntti for the article published in your recent edition (20-26 February).

Rarely does a foreign columnist succeed to describe both the threats that endanger Israel and the way the State of Israel and its population, not only succeed in facing them, but also utilise the experience gathered, in order to assist other countries.

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The Mummy ReturnsLegionnaire Rick O’Connell has married his Egyptologist girlfriend Evelyn and the couple has settled in London, where they are raising their young son Alex. The family’s domestic tranquility is shattered when the 3,000-yearold mummified corpse of Imhotep is resurrected once again to resume his evil quest for immortality.

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I believe that talented people are incorporated into society through quality of education not through money. Putting a price tag on something doesn’t mean quality. Finland should instead increase the money they use on education and seriously invest in the opportunities that students from abroad bring in.

I’m just a one example but I am pretty sure there are other people who came to Finland because of the same reason and I am sure they either brought money with them, or are working, and paying taxes not only cover their own costs, but to contribute into the Finnish society.

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I am writing in response to Ms Pilar Díaz who wrote an article this week about her problem or lack of medical service here in Finland.

I think she was unfortunate possibly with her doctor or the health clinic but my experience of the Finnish national health is in complete contrast.

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