Linguavaasa - language cooperation in higher education in Vaasa

Students from Hanken School of Economics, Vamk University of Applied Sciences, Novia University of Applied Sciences, Åbo Akademi University, University of Helsinki (Vaasa unit) and University of Vaasa have the possibility to attend common language courses.

Language courses 2021-2022

Autumn 2021

Spanish

KESP5001 Elementary course in Spanish 1 (3 ECTS)

  • Teacher: Robert Urrutia, language of instruction: Finnish, Swedish, English

Russian

KVEN0010 Introduction to Russian Language (1 ECT) (online)

  • Teacher: Varpu Pöntynen, language of instruction: Finnish

KVEN5051 Elementary course in Russian 1 (2 ECTS)

  • Language of instruction: Finnish
  • Introduction to Russian Language and Elementary course in Russian 1 are to be taken in this order. Together, they form a module of 3 ECTS. Register separately for both courses. The introductioncourse is about the Russian alphabet. If you know it from before, you can register directly for Russian 1.

Chinese

KKII5001 Elementary course in Chinese 1 (3 ECTS)

  • Language of instruction: English

Finnish

KSUO5051A Finnish as a Foreign Language 1a (2 ECTS)

  • Language of instruction: English

 

Spring 2022

Spanish

KESP5052 Elementary course in Spanish 2 (2 ECTS)

  • Teacher: Robert Urrutia, language of instruction: Finnish, Swedish, English
  • Previous studies: Elementary course in Spanish 1 (3 ECTS) or equivalent

Russian

KVEN5052 Elementary course in Russian 2 (2 ECTS)

  • Language of instruction: Finnish
  • Previous studies: Introduction to Russian Language (1 ECT) + Elementary course in Russian 1 (2 ECTS) or equivalent

KVEN5013 Survival Russian (3 ECTS)

  • Language of instruction: English
  • No previous knowledge required

Chinese

KKII5052 Elementary course in Chinese 2 (2 ECTS)

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Previous studies: Elementary course in Chinese 1 (3 ECTS) or equivalent

Swedish/Finnish

KRUO5051B Swedish as a Foreign Language 1b (3 ECTS)

  • Teacher: Mirjam Särs, language of instruction: English
  • Previous studies: Swedish as a Foreign Language 1a (2 ECTS) or equivalent

KRUO9237 Working life tandem in Swedish and Finnish (3 ECTS)

  • Teachers: Mirjam Särs and Johanna Dahlin, language of instruction: Finnish, Swedish
  • The course uses tandem methodology, which means you take turns in being 'instructor' and 'learner'. Finnish or Swedish as your first language is required.

 

Whether the courses are held online or on campus, as well as the timetables, are revealed later.

Here are the course descriptions for courses taught in English.

 

Registration for the courses

Are you a University of Vaasa student? Register as usual in WebOodi.

Are you a student at another university or university of applied sciences? Register on the form that appears here later. Each university and university of applied sciences in Vaasa has quota places on the courses.

If you have questions about the courses or registration, please contact Mirjam Särs.

What is Linguavaasa?

Linguavaasa is the Vaasa higher education consortium's language cooperation, to which all universities and universities of applied sciences in Vaasa belong: Hanken, University of Helsinki (Vaasa unit), Novia, University of Vaasa, Vamk and Åbo Akademi University.

For students Linguavaasa organizes common language courses and language events. For language teachers Linguavaasa offers education days and possibilities to network.

Contact persons for the units

Hanken: Marina Bergström

University of Helsinki: Johanna Dahlin

Novia: Åsa Fagerudd

Vamk: Sanna-Liisa Kiikkala

Åbo Akademi University: Kristina Granstedt-Ketola

University of Vaasa: Nina Pilke, Mirjam Särs

The Linguavaasa logo

The Linguavaasa logo