English and Swedish preparatory studies in August 2019

Do you feel that you need to strengthen your English or Swedish skills before taking the compulsory degree language courses?

The Summer University of Tampere will offer the following courses in August 2019:

Preparatory Studies, English VENGVAL-8 and

Preparatory Studies, Swedish VRUOTVAL-8.

Both courses may be included in the University of Tampere Applied Sciences (TAMK) degree.

Both courses comprise 40 contact lessons as well as independent work in an online environment. The lessons will be held in the evenings on the main campus of the Tampere University of Applied Sciences, address Kuntokatu 3, Tampere. For TAMK students, the fee is 45 euros per course.

The enrolment is done online via the Summer University of Tampere website. The enrolment ends two weeks before the course starts.

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Language Teaching Tomorrow 2019

Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere

Over 100 language and communication professionals from more than 20 countries arrives at JAMK and TAMK to participate in the international week for language teachers on 13.-17.5.2019.

This is the fourth time the international week is organised, and this year it begins in Jyväskylä and ends in Tampere. The theme of the week is Life-long Learning through Curiosity, and there will be inspiring and interactive presentations on the topic as well as versatile social programme and networking. More information: http://ltt2019.tamk.fi.

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Would you like to develop your English speaking and listening skills in an international student team online?

English Speaking and Listening is aimed at students who wish to improve their pronunciation in English, learn to listen to and comprehend spoken English better, and who want to improve their skills in online collaboration and the use of contemporary online discussion tools. The course is also suitable for all students from all degree programmes and exchange students, as the teaching language of the course is English.

This is a fully online 3 cr free-choice course with no classroom meetings, and it will be carried out in collaboration with Masaryk University, which means that half of the students in the course will be from the Czech Republic. The course consists of both working in small groups, but also some individual tasks. Even though the course has a schedule with set deadlines, the students need to be able to also work independently and schedule their own work.

Enroll to the course through Pakki by 25 February (course code NV00CR09, implementation number 3010). In addition to that, please send your Gmail/Google email address to Marianna Leikomaa (marianna.leikomaa(at)tamk.fi), as we use Google tools in the course and need your Gmail/Google id to invite you to Eliademy platform. If you do not have one yet, it is very easy to create it.

More information about the course: http://opinto-opas-ops.tamk.fi/index.php/en/realization/NV00CR09-3010

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Student, do you know how to communicate appropriately in a multicultural and multilingual workplace?

Student, do you know how to communicate appropriately in a multicultural and multilingual workplace?

You should, because you will almost inevitably study and work in multicultural settings. Understanding and being able to apply the basic elements of intercultural and multilingual communication allows you to work better in multicultural contexts.

Now you can improve your competence to work in a multicultural workplace and use different languages in a flexible manner! The Language Centres of Tampere University and TAMK offer a unique course that combines English, Swedish, Finnish, intercultural communication, speech communication, and scientific writing into one handy package. The course consists of three modules and simulates working life, since the students will work in small multicultural teams both face to face and online.

WHAT? 

Course name: Communication and Languages in a Multicultural Workplace, 2-5 credits

Course structure: Modules 1-3

  • Module 1: How to communicate in a multicultural workplace? 2 cr (mandatory)

Build the foundations with the help of theory, practical tips and by contacting people working in multicultural contexts. Use different languages and help everybody stay involved despite different language skills.

  • Module 2: How to organize a project? 2 cr

Working in projects is common nowadays. In this module, you will (also) boost your project skills by organising a small-scale project with your multicultural and multilingual small group.

  • Module 3: How to analyse workplace communication? 1 cr

Did you get a summer job or do you already work in a multicultural workplace? Continue improving your competence in multicultural and multilingual settings by reflecting and analysing workplace communication and your communication competence and language skills.

Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish and any other language you find possible to use within the group. NB! You need to be able to work in English. It is good but not mandatory to be able to speak Finnish and Swedish.

Modes of study: Face to face meetings (attendance obligatory) and working online

Target group: Local and international students

WHEN AND HOW DO I APPLY? The course is organised in spring 2019. More information and application via http://bit.ly/clmw2019 by 10.1.2019.

Contact information: piia.jokiranta@staff.uta.fi, katriina.veikkolainen@staff.uta.fi, carlos.mendozasantana@tut.fi, tanja.tervonen@tut.fi, henri.annala@tamk.fi

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Cross-Cultural Communication and Global Employability course starting soon!

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The world is changing really fast with development in technology. This phenomenon is making the world of work also to change accordingly. However, some jobs are changing faster than the others. An example of this is in emerging trends in education, which heavily involves using technology in teaching, e.g online courses.

The purpose of this course is to equip students with 21st century skills as prescribed by WEF 2020. The course will be designed as an online course in collaboration with TAMK’s partners like Budapest Business school, Paderborn University, and Brno University of Technology.

The learning outcomes of the course will include elements of 21st century skills:
1. Cross-cultural communicative competence
2. Research oriented
3. Team skills
4. Creativitiy
5. Time management skills
6. Flexibility

The enrolment is open until 15.9.2018 (course code N-00DH77, implementation 3002) and the course will start on 17.9.2018.

More information:

Emmanuel Abruquah

emmanuel.abruquah(at)tamk.fi

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Courses for International and Internationally Minded Students

EACH ONE TEACH ONE

Would you like to get to know students coming from different countries, meet with them in casual settings, learn their languages and culture and/or teach them your own, and get credits for doing that? If you became interested, Each One Teach One is exactly for you.

Take a look at the course description and check out the blog diaries of students who have completed the course, and if you became interested, fill in the registration form by 2.9.2018. Those accepted in the course will be notified by email on 4.9.2018, and they are invited to attend the kick-off info on 5.9.2018 at 15:00 in D1-02 auditorium.

More information
henri.annala(at)tamk.fi
taru.owston(at)tamk.fi
international(at)tamko.fi

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SCHOOL VISITS FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS

Attention all international students! Want to visit local schools and get a credit for doing that? The School Visits course is aimed at all exchange and foreign degree students at TAMK, and it consists of three visits to local comprehensive or secondary schools and participating in lessons for example by giving country and culture presentations, helping with language teaching, demonstrating how to cook the national food of your home country, etc. The students are awarded 1 credit for completing the course. For additional information, see the course description.

If you would like to participate in this unique course, please fill in the registration form highlighting your skills before 2.9.2018, and then wait for the local schools to contact you. The schedules for the visits are always agreed upon separately.

More information
henri.annala(at)tamk.fi

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Sparris – oppimistaitojen valmennus

Only available in Finnish

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English and Swedish preparatory studies in August 2018

Do you feel that you need to strengthen your English or Swedish skills before taking the compulsory degree language courses?

The Summer University of Tampere will offer the following courses in August 2018:

Preparatory Studies, English VENGVAL-8 and

Preparatory Studies, Swedish VRUOTVAL-8.

Both courses may be included in the University of Tampere Applied Sciences (TAMK) degree.

Both courses comprise 40 contact lessons as well as independent work in an online environment. The lessons will be held in the evenings on the main campus of the Tampere University of Applied Sciences, address Kuntokatu 3, Tampere. For TAMK students, the fee is 40 euros per course.

The enrolment is done online via the Summer University of Tampere website. The enrolment ends two weeks before the course starts.

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Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö myönsi rahoituksen KIVAKO-hankkeelle – TAMK Kielipalvelut partnerina

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University-level language studies at Summer University of Tampere, summer 2018

All the following courses may be included into a Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) degree upon request.

English
Preparatory Studies, English, VENGVAL-8, 3 ECTS (TAMK) 6.8.–5.9.2018, 40 € TAMK students / 120 € others
Preparatory Course in Reading and Writing for Academic Purposes 2 ECTS (TaY)
21.–31.5.2018, 100 €
Preparatory Course in Communicative Skills 2 ECTS (TaY) 5.–20.6.2018, 100 €
Introduction to Academic English 4 ECTS (TaY) (mostly held online) 14.5.–19.6.2018, 150 €
Professional Writing 2 ECTS (TaY) (online course) 1.8.–5.9.2018, 100 €

Spanish
Spanish I 4 ECTS (TaY) 22.5.–19.6.2018, 150 €
Spanish II 4 ECTS (TaY) 6.8.–3.9.2018, 150 €
Spanish III 4 ECTS (TaY) 14.5.–19.6.2018, 150 €
Spanish IV 4 ECTS (TaY) 30.7.–5.9.2018, 150 €

Italian
Italian for Beginners 1 3 ECTS (HY) 28.5.–20.6.2018, 135 €
Italian for Beginners 2 3 ECTS (HY) 6.–29.8.2018, 135 €
Italian Conversation for Beginners 2 ECTS (HY) 14.5.-4.6.2018, 100 €
Practical Italian 2 ECTS (HY) 15.-31.5.2018, 100 €

Japanese
Japanese Elementary Course 1 3 ECTS (TAMK) 17.5.–18.6.2018, 120 €
Japanese Elementary Course 2 3 ECTS (TAMK) 30.7.–30.8.2018, 120 €

Chinese
Chinese Elementary Course 1 5 ECTS (TAMK) 22.5.–20.6.2018, 140 €
Chinese Elementary II 2 ECTS (TAMK) 7.8.–5.9.2018, 140 €

Portuguese
Portuguese for Beginners 1 3 ECTS (HY) 17.5.–14.6.2018, 120 €
Portuguese for Beginners 2 2 ECTS (HY) 2.–23.8.2018, 100 €

French
French I 4 ECTS (TaY) 17.5.–19.6.2018, 150 €
French II 4 ECTS (TaY) 6.8.–3.9.2018, 150 €
Oral Practice in French 2 ECTS (TaY) 21.5.–20.6.2018, 100 €

Swedish
Preparatory Studies, Swedish, VRUOTVAL-8, 3 ECTS (TAMK) 7.8.–6.9.2018, 40 € TAMK students / 120 € others
Swedish Preparatory Course – Grammar and Vocabulary 2 ECTS (TaY) 29.5.–20.6.2018, 100 €

German
German I 4 ECTS (TaY) 21.5.–18.6.2018, 150 €
German II 4 ECTS (TaY) 7.8.–3.9.2018,150 €
German III 4 ECTS (TaY) 14.5.–18.6.2018, 150 €
German Preparatory Course – Grammar and Vocabulary 2 ECTS (TaY) 29.5.–19.6.2018, 100 €

Finnish (as a Foreign Language)
Finnish Elementary Course 1 3 ECTS (TaY) 23.7.–9.8.2018, 135 €
Finnish Elementary Course 2 3 ECTS (TaY) 13.–30.8.2018, 135 €

Russian
Russian I 4 ECTS (TaY) 15.5–19.6.2018, 150 €
Russian II 4 ECTS (TaY) 2.8.–4.9.2018, 150 €
Russian Preparatory Course 2 ECTS (TaY) 8.8.–5.9.2018, 100 €
Reading and Talking in Russian 4 ECTS 14.5–20.6.2018, 150 €

Estonian
Introduction to Estonian 5 ECTS 21.5.–18.6.2018, 150 €

Abbreviations (after the name of the course): HY = held according to the requirements of University of Helsinki, TaY = held according to the requirements of University of Tampere, TAMK = the course may be included into Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) degree upon request.
The lessons are held in the evenings. The enrolment usually ends two weeks before the beginning of the course. If there are places available on the course, it may be possible to join the course even after the enrolment has ended.
The autumn course programme will be published on the Summer University website during the summer.

Everyone who enrols and pays the course fee has a right to study on it.

More information and enrolment: https://tampereenkesayliopisto.fi/en/course-programme/ → Languages

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