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For students: Learn languages and intercultural competencies online with Unite!

Unite! partner universities offer online courses in language, communication and global competence that are open to all Aalto University students.
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Unite!’s Multilingual and Multicultural Training Center has launched this year, the new seasonal series of Virtual learning tools and Language learning. Starting this spring, you can study languages, enhance your global competence and make new friends by taking an online language & culture course together with students from other European universities

Linguistic and cultural diversity, understood as a positive asset, is at the very heart of Unite! - the University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering. 

Global competence, understood as the capacity to communicate and work effectively and appropriately together with people from different backgrounds, is increasingly seen as a vital core competence for graduates. This is because with cultural diversity comes the possibility to learn new things from other people allowing you to come up with new ideas to common challenges.

As a rule, we strive for a flexible multilingualism in Unite! which includes: English as the dominant language of instruction at M.Sc. and Ph.D. level, as well as the local language and culture of the partner university. As an alliance we aim to promote common European values and a strong European identity,  that is why the Multilingual and Multicultural Training Center will help the student community by offering the appropriate guidance, help and services to bring together this mobile community. We believe that the best method to promote integration and culture is through language. These series of Virtual learning tools and Language learning are aimed to help students within the Unite! university network to develop the linguistic and cultural competencies it takes to thrive and enjoy the benefits of living together in a globalised and culturally diverse world

The courses are all online and offered by all partner universities of Unite!: 

Aalto University (Finland), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Grenoble INP - UGA (France), Politecnico Di Torino (Italy), the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (Spain), the Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal) and the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany) 

For additional information about content, learning objectives, requirements, etc., please click on the course title.  To apply for a course, please follow the link marked 'apply here' below the course title. Applications are processed on a first-come first-served basis.
Please check back soon for the Autumn 2022 courses!

Spring semester 2022

Course & application link Application deadline Course period Partner University

Swedish A1 for Engineers 

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20 Dec 18 Jan - 7 Jun KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Portuguese A1 (A1.1 + A1.2)

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1 Feb   15 Feb - 2 Jun ULisboa

Portuguese A2 (A2.1 + A2.2)

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1 Feb   15 Feb - 2 Jun ULisboa

Catalan for beginners (A2)

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10 Feb 15 Mar- 26 Apr Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC)

Conversation in English

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10 Feb 21 Feb - 20 Apr ULisboa

Italian for travelling (Italiano para viajar)

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10 Feb 21 Feb - 20 Apr ULisboa

Spanish A1.1

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15 Feb 16 Feb - Jun Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC)

Spanish A1.2

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15 Feb 16 Feb - Jun Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC)

Thesis Writing

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22 Feb 

11 Apr

2 Mar - 31 Aug

20 Apr - 31 Aug

Aalto University

Intercultural competence

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20 Dec

27 Feb

18 Jan - 18 Mar

21 Mar - 7 Jun

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

English for academic studies

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27 Feb 21 Mar - 7 Jun KTH Royal Institute of Technology

German as a Foreign Language: Lesen - Verstehen - Diskutieren II (UNIcert III )

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28 Feb 18 Apr - 15 Jul TU Darmstadt

Global Engineering

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28 Feb 18 Apr - 15 Jul TU Darmstadt

Italian language first level (A1)

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28 Feb 14 Mar - 11 Jun Politecnico di Torino

Italian language second level (A2)

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28 Feb 14 Mar - 11 Jun Politecnico di Torino

Polish for Academic Purposes II / Polski jako język fachowy II – komunikacja ustna B1/B2

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28 Feb 18 Apr - 15 Jul TU Darmstadt

Teamwork and Leadership in the 21st Century

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28 Feb 2 Mar - 14 Apr Aalto University

Survival Finnish Online

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12 Apr 8 May - 29 May Aalto University

MOOC Introductory Finnish

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Continuous enrolment Self-paced Aalto University

IELTS Speaking & Writing tutorials

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Continuous enrolment Sep - July Politecnico di Torino

French for University - MOOC2Move

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Continuous enrolment Self-paced Grenoble INP - UGA

ELITE The Serious Game

(individual game on global virtual teams)

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Continuous enrolment Self-paced Grenoble INP - UGA

English for engineers - open online course ‘VALET’

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Continuous enrolment Self-paced Grenoble INP - UGA

 

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