Language Centre's teacher tutors help with language studies

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Studying languages, finding a suitable course or beginning independent studies can seem daunting at times. Tutoring is available for studies in Swedish, Finnish for Swedish-speakers, English, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian and French. Teacher tutors are Language Centre teachers who have weekly drop-in office hours during the academic terms. You can ask the tutors about language courses, learning materials, studying techniques, grammar and independent-study courses. Tutoring is especially recommended for students studying languages independently.

You can discuss any language-related issue with the teacher tutors. For example, you may wonder what type of studying a particular course entails, or how studies are organised in a German-speaking country. One student may have come back to the University after a long break, while another may feel insecure speaking a particular language. Tutors can assist students with written assignments, help them select online materials and provide advice relating to the curriculum. Teacher tutors can also assess your proficiency level and help you evaluate yourself.

Language studies can also be associated with fear or negative experiences. Students with foreign language anxiety, learning disabilities or general anxiety should contact a tutor in person or via email. Studying languages should feel safe. Teacher tutors will try to find a solution that will enable every student to complete the required language and communication studies.

Teacher tutor office hours

NB! Office hours are held remotely/online in the autumn semester 2021. Note that the times below are not complete. The missing information will be added in August 2021.

  Time and place Teacher tutor's name and email link
English Times can be arranged via email.
Fergal Bradley's room in Zoom
Fergal Bradley
Finnish as a second national language 6.9-13.12.2021
Mondays 14:00-15:00
Hanna's room in Zoom
Hanna Vänskä
French No tutoring in autumn 2021.

Contact: Mirjami Matilainen

German 17.8-14.12.2021
Tuesdays 12:00–13:00
Christian Niedling's room in Zoom
Christian Niedling
Italian 9.9–21.10.2021
Thursdays 14:00-15:00
Ciro Imperato's room in Zoom
Ciro Imperato
Russian 2.9-16.12.2021 (not during the exam/study week, Thu 28.10)
Thursdays 13:00-14:00
Heidi Mäkäläinen's room in Zoom
Heidi Mäkäläinen
Spanish Available via Zoom by appointment, times can be arranged via email. Katri Palmujoki
Swedish 1.9–24.11.2021 (not during exam or study week, Wed 27.10)
Wednesdays 10:00–11:00
Carola Rewell's room in Zoom

Otherwise tutoring via email.

Carola Rewell-Heikkinen
Written communication (in Finnish) 13.9-13.12.2021
Mondays 13:00-14:00
Salla-Maaria's room in Zoom
Salla-Maaria Suuriniemi