Information session on the course assistant programme
Course assistants support students in almost all Language Centre courses. The assistants are international students participating in an Erasmus or other student exchange at the University of Helsinki whose native language is one of the following: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish or Russian. The assistants provide native-language peer support to students taking courses at the Language Centre.
The information session on the course assistant programme is held at the beginning of each term. For more on the programme and the upcoming information session, see Instructions for Students.
Workshops and Asian language clubs
The multilingual workshops organised by the Language Centre bring local and international students together to explore cultural issues from different perspectives. The workshops provide the participants with the opportunity to enhance their language skills and learn more about different cultures and intercultural interaction.
Asian language clubs (Japanese, Chinese and Korean) meet at the Language Centre every other week on Fridays during teaching periods. Participants can practise and improve their language skills in an informal setting, and talk to others who have studied the same language or who speak it as their native language.
For more on the workshops, clubs and their timetables, see Instructions for students.
The Language Centre is also involved in orientation sessions, the Welcome Fair and student advice workshops. Follow the Language Centre’s bulletins and notifications on the Instructions for Students site and other websites. For more on language studies, see Instructions for students.