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Linguavaasa

Language cooperation in higher education in Vaasa

Students at the universities in Vaasa have the possibility to attend common language courses. The universities in Vaasa are: 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.

Spring 2024

  • The course runs 17.1.–23.2. on Wednesdays 10–12 and Fridays at 8–10, online
  • Teacher: Sara Nyholm
  • Languages of instruction: Finnish, Swedish, English
  • Previous studies: Elementary course in Spanish 1 (3 ECTS) or equivalent
  • The course runs 8.1.–2.2. on Mondays 16–18, Thursdays 14–16 and Fridays 10–12, on Zoom.
  • Teacher: Katrin Polviander
  • Language of instruction: Finnish
  • Previous studies: Elementary course in Russian 1 (3 ECTS) or equivalent
  • The course runs 15.1.-4.3. on Mondays 16-18.15 on Zoom
  • Teacher: Jinhua Cheng
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Previous studies: Elementary course in Chinese 1 (3 ECTS) or equivalent
  • The course runs 18.1.–7.3. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 14–16, online
  • Teacher: Susanna Mantila
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Previous studies: Finnish as a Foreign Language 1a (2 ECTS) or equivalent
  • The course runs 27.2.–12.4. on Tuesdays 16–18 and Fridays 8–10, on Zoom. 
  • Teacher: Katrin Polviander
  • Language of instruction: Finnish
  • Previous studies: Elementary course in Estonian 1 or equivalent
  • The course runs 4.3.–11.4. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 16–18 on Zoom
  • Teacher: Arnaud Dumont
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Elementary course in French 1 or equivalent

Registration for the courses

The registration for the spring term 2024 courses ends on 7 January 2024.

  • Are you a University of Vaasa student? Register as usual in Peppi.
  • Are you a student at another university or university of applied sciences? Register using this registration form.

Each university and university of applied sciences in Vaasa has quota places on the courses.

Here are the course descriptions for courses taught in English: 

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Here in Lukkari you can see the exact schedules by searching with the course codes (code in the search field -> the course's info button -> the tab "Reservations").

It might take a while to get your study points after a course. Students from VAMK and ÅA will get their study records sent automatically to their universities. For the other universities (Hanken, Novia, HY), students will get their study records sent to them, and they will then have to take the study records to their own university's student administration office for registration. 

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
  • Helsingin yliopisto: Johanna Dahlin
  • Novia: Åsa Fagerudd
  • Vamk: Sanna-Liisa Kiikkala
  • Åbo Akademi: Kristina Granstedt-Ketola
  • Vaasan yliopisto: Katrin-Kristiina Polviander, Mia Juthman
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Questions about courses or registration?

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Mia Juthman

Mia Juthman

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Katrin-Kristiina Polviander

Katrin-Kristiina Polviander

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Hanna Snellman

Hanna Snellman

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