Yhdistys järjestää  jäsenistölleen koulutusta sekä kotimaassa että ulkomailla. Yhdistys järjestää koulutusta myös yhdessä yhteistyökumppaneidensa kanssa.Yhdistys jakaa vuosittain stipendejä englanninopettajien täydennyskoulutukseen ulkomailla.  Etusijalla ovat yhdistyksen järjestämät täydennyskoulutustilaisuudet. Stipendiä haetaan keväällä yhdistyksen stipendikaavakkeellaKatso ulkomaan koulutukset osiosta Opintomatkat.



 Perinteinen British Studies –seminaarimme järjestettiin Helsingissä  1.-3.8.2018. Tarjolla oli uutta tietoa Britanniasta muutosten keskellä ja oman kielitaidon virkistämistä mutta myös yhteistä illanviettoa. Luennoitsijanamme oli Tom Wishart. 

BRITISH STUDIES 2018: Mind the Gaps  

The last few years have seen gaps revealed in UK society, the likes of which haven’t been seen for generations. Society has been deeply divided, nationalism rears its head and the gulf between the reporting of different media outlets/providers is startling and dangerous. 

Never has the postwar UK seen such tumultuous change - and never have teachers needed to update their take on Britain more. The British studies 2018 aims to provide a snapshot of a nation in flux, to share resources and materials which can be used to follow events and to help get English teachers ready for the school year ahead. 

But there’s more - we will go on a whistlestop tour of other English speaking nations and then devote time to the perilously wide - and widening - gaps in US society. We will also focus in on the important role of media literacy - and how the internet can be used to heal or exacerbate the fault lines that threaten to rupture societies throughout the western world. 

 I look forward to seeing you in Helsinki next August! - Tom


 Day 1:   9.00 Coffee

             10.00-12.00 Mind the Gap – UK. The seismic movements continue


            12.00-13.00 Lunch

            13.00-15.00 The Belief Gap – The changing role of religion in the UK and US

             15.00-15.15 Coffee break

             15.15-16.30 It´s Not Like American Football!!!: The British staples of rugby, cricket and pantomimes, how they are misunderstood and how they really work

             19.00 Welcome dinner (additional fee)

 Day 2: 9.00 Coffee

             10.00-12.00 Mind the Gap – US. Fox, partisanship and Trump tearing discourse - and the US – apart

             12.00-13.00 Lunch

             13.00-15.00 The Respect Gap: Not #YouToo? Racism, misogyny and other discrimination in the US and UK

             15.00-15.15 Coffee break

             15.15-16.30 UK Resources: New words, TV, podcasts and radio for you and your students    

 Day 3: 8.30 Coffee

             9.00-10.30 Audience questions… and answers!

            11.00-12.00 Concluding remarks: Including my reflections on 12 months in my life in Finnish secondary school and Sixth form 

12.00-13.00 Farewell lunch and feedback





American Studies -seminaari pidettiin tänä vuonna Helsingissä 7.4. Seminaarin ohjelma sai hyvää palautetta osallistujilta, ohjelmaa pidettiin kiinnostavana ja monipuolisena, aiheiden vaihtelevuus sai erityistä kiitosta.

Location: The University of Helsinki (Lecture Room VI at the main building; Fabianinkatu 33)

Date: Saturday 7 April, 2018


 8.45 - 9.45  Annual Meeting of the Association of Teachers of English in Finland

 9.30 – 10.00 Registration and Coffee for Seminar Participants

 10.00 – 10.15 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Eija Venäläinen, Chair of the Association of Teachers of English in Finland

10.15 – 11.00 Key Changes: Revising American Indian History Through Music.

Daniel M. Cobb (Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies)

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; University of Helsinki


11.00 – 11.30 An Economist's Brief Introduction to Voting 

Peter Hans Matthews (Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics)
Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont; Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki


 11.30 – 12.00 Teaching Inquiry Through Passion Projects

Samuel Joel Northern (Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program)

Simpson Elementary School, Franklin, Kentucky; University of Helsinki


12.00 – 12.15 American Resource Center Activities and Resources 

Taina Iduozee, Information Resource Center Director, American Resource Center


13.15 – 14.00 A Non-technical Introduction to Some Technology-related Words (and Ideas)

Manuel Sanders (Core Fulbright Scholar Program)

University of South Carolina Beaufort, Bluffton, South Carolina; Tampere University of Technology


 14.00 – 14.15 Fulbright Finland Foundation Programs for Teachers

A representative from Fulbright Finland Foundation


14.45 – 15.15 Motivating the unmotivated

Ebony Meyers-White (Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program) 

Baltimore Public School System; University of Jyväskylä


15.15 – 15.45 Straight from the diplomat´s mouth

A representative from the US Embassy in Helsinki


15.45 – 16.00 Closing of the Seminar


Price: To celebrate our 70th anniversary the price for members is 70€; for non-members 100 € ( includes lunch and two coffees)






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