LC events and Asian language clubs are provided by the Language Centre and open for all University of Helsinki students and staff as well as collaborating high school teachers and students. The club meetings and LC events are informal gatherings and they yield no academic credits. You can read more about the clubs and LC events from the Support for Teaching and Learning unit's blog, or contact Merijn van Bruggen.
Multilingual LC workshops create a relaxed opportunity to discuss cultural issues from different perspectives and bring international and local students together. LC events offer the participants a chance to brush up language skills and learn more about intercultural communication and different cultures.
The second workshop during the spring term 2021 workshop will be organized via Zoom and ThingLink on 22 April from 17-19 with the theme "Public holidays & summer traditions". You can register for the event via the registration form and you will receive the link to the Zoom session one day before the workshop.
The workshop is hosted by international students assisting in Language Centre courses. The workshop starts with a general introduction, after which the theme and freely selected topics of the target language are discussed in breakout rooms. A general discussion of the main points from the breakout room discussions is the last part of the workshop.
Asian language clubs
Asian language clubs (Japanese, Chinese and Korean) currently do not take place due to the Coronavirus situation. Instead, the Multilingual Workshop will be organised twice during the 2021 spring semester. These workshops include language tables for Japanese, Chinese and Korean.
In the language clubs you can meet new people and talk to students and native speakers of the language in question. Clubs also help you activate, develop and keep up your language skills in a relaxed setting. Clubs are partly planned by the participants and the club hosts are usually native speakers of the group language. Come and join club meetings and bring a friend – beginner's skills are enough to get by! You can also join in the middle of a term. If needed, Finnish and English can be used as intermediary languages.