The International English Speakers’ Association of Finland




From IESAF President, Richard Berman

It is my honour and pleasure to welcome you to the International English Speakers’ Association of Finland’s (IESAF) website. We are a non-profit, volunteer-driven organisation dedicated to serving the needs of foreigners residing in, and moving to, Finland. Our association has approximately 8,500 members, which hail from the U.S, Canada, U.K., Australia, Indian, South Africa, as well as many other countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. We celebrate having so many members from a range of cultures, methodologies, backgrounds, and professional perspectives.


To Visitors of our website – Welcome.

Please take the time to peruse through our site, and to find information regarding what IESAF can do for you, and how to apply for FREE membership.


To our members, you are the heart of the organization and we hope to continue to grow IESAF, and value your support. Please take advantage of our many resources and check back often for news and announcements.
Our hard working IESAF Committee (13 members) and our energetic officers, are continually looking for ways to strengthen our organization and to better serve our members, and community. Current IESAF initiatives focus on outreach, socialization, diversity, and assisting our members in acclimating to their new life in this wonderful country.

I hope you find time to participate in IESAF events and discussions, and I wish you a rewarding experience. We welcome any and all volunteers to assist us, as a chance to give back to the organization.

Please feel free to contact IESAF with questions, ideas or suggestions at iesaf@iesaf.fi

Welcome and enjoy our website!
Best Wishes,

Richard Berman

IESAF President