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  1. Language Centre 3.9.2014 Henriikka Salminen

  2. Agenda • What and where Language Centre is • Language studies • How to enrol for a course • Otheractivitiesofferedby the Language Centre • Where to findmoreinformation

  3. Language Centre • Independent unit of the university. • Courses in Language for Specific Purposes and optional courses in general language. • NB! Turku School of Economics has its own Unit for Languages and Business Communication which provides language studies for their students.

  4. Language Centre • Situated in manydifferentbuildings: • Juslenia (Henrikinkatu 2): Language Centre office (open 10-12, 13-15), administration, classrooms, languagelabs, self-studyroom, teachers’ offices. • Rosetta: classroomRosetta II • Language LabKnalli in Natural Sciences Building I on the hill. • Teachingallaround the campus.

  5. Rosetta Juslenia

  6. Juslenia Rosetta

  7. Obligatory language studies • Master’sprogramshavedifferingrequirements. • Moststudentsarerequired to complete a Finnish for ForeigersBeginners’ Course (usuallyintensivecourse, 5 credits). • Somearealsorequired to take an EnglishAcademicWritingSkills Course. • Pleasecheck the languagestudyrequirements of yourstudyprogramfromyourprogramcoordinator. • Moreinformationcanbefound at: • https://nettiopsu.utu.fi/opas/ (CurriculaGuides) • https://intranet.utu.fi/en/units/languagecentre/

  8. Language studies • Courses in followinglanguagesareoffered at the Language Centre: Chinese, English, Finnish for Foreigners, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish • Different levels: beginners, continuation and more advanced special courses. • Mostcoursestaught in Finnish on the beginners’ level.

  9. Language studies • Moreadvanced and oralcoursestaught in thatspecificlanguage (eg. German, French). • Chinese and Japanesecoursesaretaught in English. • Englishcourses: • Signup in Nettiopsu (utu user ID and passwordneeded). • Thosedegreestudents, whoneedEnglish as an obligatorypart of theirstudies, havepriority

  10. How to enrol for language courses • Enrolmentproceduresvarydepending on the course. • For mostcourses, enrolmentwilltakeplace in the virtualstudyregisterNettiopsu. • NB! A UTU useraccountand e-mail passwordwillbeneeded in order to log in Nettiopsu. Make sure thatyoureceivethem as soon as possible (from the IT Services).

  11. KIFF0001 FinnishBeginners’ Course I (autumn and spring) enrolment in Nettiopsu(DL 4.9.) • KIFF0003 Finnish Intensive Beginners' Course: • Autumn: enrolment through the program coordinator • Spring: enrolment in Nettiopsu • KIEN2024 EnglishAcademicWritingSkills: enrolmentthrough the coordinators. • Therearealsoseveralcourseswhere no enrolment is neededbeforehand (usuallymoreadvancedcourses). • Pleasesee the informationundereachcourse. Ifinformation is onlygiven in Finnish, itusuallymeansthatFinnishskillsarerequired in order to beable to participate in the course.

  12. Teachers canbereached in theirofficeduringofficehoursorby e-mail. • Examresults in Nettiopsu.

  13. Language studymodules • Finnish for Foreigners study module (min. 20 ECTS) • Build a studymodule of Finnishcourses. • A completestudymodulewillappear in the degreediploma → usefulwhenseekingwork. • Studymodulesavailablealso in otherlanguages, eg. English. • Furtherinformation: https://intranet.utu.fi/en/units/languagecentre/ > Studying > Language StudyModules

  14. Wanted: Language Tutors • Language Centre is looking for students to work as languagetutors • Language tutorswork in our language courses: Tellabouttheir home country and culture, help with pronunciation, conversationpractice etc. • Languagesneeded: German, Spanish, Russian

  15. Language tutors • Characteristicsrequired: • Nativespeaker • Punctual, not absent-minded • Motivated • Carrying voice • Good and clear pronunciation • Ability to speak slowly • Preferably a teacherstudent (notobligatory)

  16. How to apply? • German: send a motivationletter to sylyli@utu.fibySept. 4th • Russian: send an e-mail to birgitta.tjurin@utu.fibySept. 10th • Spanish: send a motivationletter to tilesa@utu.fibySept. 9th.

  17. Language Circles • Voluntary meetings where you can get acquainted with both Finnish and international students using your own language or Finnish or some other language. • You will learn more about other people and their culture and also inform others about your own culture. • The groupsspendfreetimetogether: • Cook, play games, seemovies, etc.

  18. Language Circles • The groupsdecide on the meetingtimes and places. • Possibility to receive a certificate at the end of the semester. • Firstmeetingscoordinatedby the Language Centre, in the week 38

  19. Language Circles, autumn 2014 • FIRST MEETING: week38 (15th – 18th September) in Juslenia, Henrikinkatu 2: • Chinese Tue 16.30room K 101 • DutchMon 16.30room K 101 • EnglishThu 16.00room K 136 • Finnish for ForeignersThu 18.00room K 136 • FrenchWed 18.00room K 136 • GermanWed 16.00room K 136 • HungarianWed 16.30 roomK 101 • Italian Tue 16.00room K 136

  20. Language Circles, autumn 2014 • Japanese Mon 16.00 room K 136 • Korean Thu 16.30room 113 • Russian Tue 18.00 room K 136 • Spanish Mon 18.00 room K 136 • Swedish Mon 18.15 room K 101

  21. Otheractivities • Self-study • Self-studyroom K109 in Juslenia (K floor, rightwing) • Material in about 20 languages, Multimedia Language Lab. Moreinformation: Language Advisor Lauri Kurki, tel. 333 6190, lauri.kurki@utu.fi

  22. Finding Finnish hard to learn? Want to teach your own language to someone? Get yourself aTANDEM • What is a Tandem? • Youcanpracticeyourlanguageskills with a tandem partner. Firstyou just have to get a pair and afterthatit is allup to you! With your Tandem partneryoucanmeet to discusspolitics, practice restaurant vocabularyoverlunchordoyourlanguagehomeworktogether. It is allup to YOU!

  23. What do I have to do to find a Tandem? Allyouhave to do is: • Go to: https://intranet.utu.fi/en/units/languagecentre/ → Studying → Tandem Language Exchange • Fill in the sign-upform • Language and Culture Tandem is a course (2 credits) whereone of the languageshas to beFinnishand the othercanbeChinese, English, French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish. • Ifyoudon’twant to take a courseorifyouwant to studysomeotherlanguagethanFinnish, it is alsopossible to find a languagepartner and practiceyourlanguageskillswithoutanyacademicobjectives. → https://intranet.utu.fi/en/units/languagecentre/ → Studying → Language Partner

  24. Вас интересует добровольная, самостоятельная учёба в группе «тандем» с финскими студентами, изучающими русский язык? Контактировать: BirgittaTjurin-Muranen Лектор русского языка Языковой центр Университет г. Турку e-mail: birgitta.tjurin@utu.fi

  25. Tervetuloa kielikeskukseen!

  26. THANK YOU! • Questions? See https://intranet.utu.fi/en/units/languagecentre/ • or send e-mail to: henriikka.salminen@utu.fi • We are also in (Turunyliopistonkielikeskus)