Get to Know Finland (1 ECTS)


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1 ects


Tuition fee students: 200€ 
Aalto and nominated students: 0€


After the course, students recognize the main characteristics of the Finnish way of life and culture, and are able to talk about them as well as have basic knowledge about Finnish nature, history and society. They are also able to compare their own culture with that of Finland.

Registration information for Aalto degree students

The course corresponds to course LC-7009 (1 ECTS) in Aalto University Language Centre curriculum. Registration for this course for Aalto degree students is through this link. Please select 'I am applying for a course not on WebOodi' when prompted, and select the right course.

Notice that the course will not appear on WebOodi before you have completed the course. We will confirm the registration by email. Please check with your study coordinator whether this course fits within your degree requirements, should you want it included in the degree.

Course schedule and practicalities

This course is based on interactive online lectures. More information on course practicalities will be delivered by the teacher to course participants before it starts.

The course will run with live online lectures on weekdays as follows:
Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
32 (August 4–9) no lecture 10–12 no lecture 10–12 no lecture
33 (August 10–16) no lecture 10–12 no lecture no lecture 10–12
34 (August 17–23) no lecture 10–12 no lecture 10–12 no lecture


Grade: Pass/fail. Written examination or written assignment and presentation. Passing the course requires regular attendance, active participation in class and doing the given homework.


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