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 autumn term 2020 workshop will be organized via Zoom and ThingLink 12 November 2020 from 17.00-19.00 with the theme Idioms, metaphors and jokes. Links to the event will be published closer to the event.
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. The main points will be discussed with the help of a ThingLink environment. You can already take a look at the Thinglink environment.
Asian language clubs
Asian language clubs (Japanese, Chinese and Korean) meet during the autumn term 2020 on Teams (primary channel) or on Zoom every second week on Fridays from 14:15 to 15:45 (GMT+3).
Chinese (NB: cancelled 27.11.)
The online meeting space for the Chinese hosts and participants and participants
Japanese (NB: cancelled 30.10.)
The online meeting space for the Japanese hosts/hostesses and participants
Korean (NB: cancelled 16.10. and 30.10.)
The online meeting space for the Korean hosts/hostesses and participants
Meeting days: 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 27 Nov, 11 Dec 2020
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.
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.