Learn languages and intercultural competencies online with Unite! Apply now to spring 2024 courses

Unite! partner universities offer online courses in language, communication and global competence that are open to all Aalto University students.
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Study languages, enhance your global competence and make new friends by taking an online language & culture course together with students from other European Unite! 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.

A few examples of the language and global competence courses Unite! offers: 

  • Intercultural competence by KTH (4.5 ECTS) 
  • Megacities - Virtual intercultural simulation game by TU Darmstadt (3 ECTS)
  • Working in virtual teams: global competence for international professionals by KTH (2 ECTS)
  • IELTS Writing Tutorial / IELTS Speaking Tutorial by Politecnico di Torino
  • English for academic studies by KTH (3 ECTS)
  • German as a foreign language -debating and discussion by TU Darmstadt (3 ECTS)

You can see all the courses on this page

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

Aalto University (Finland), Graz University of Technology (Austria), 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), Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany) and Wroclaw Tech (Poland). 

*Please note: Individual applicants should check with their home university to ensure the specified ECTS are recognised towards their own degree programme.

Contacts for questions about courses and applications

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

Unite! University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering

Unite! is the alliance of the nine technological universities created to contribute to the European Universities Initiatives proposed by the European Commission.

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