Language and multicultural training
Language training is offered on Finnish, English and Swedish courses on various themes and to different personnel groups. In addition there are trainings offered, especially for service staff, on how to work well in a multicultural community. The objective of these trainings is to develop the linguistic and communicational skills to act in a multilingual and multicultural work and teaching environment. Aalto staff can also participate in the Language Centres Bachelor’s, Master’s and post-graduation level courses, if the courses are not fully booked.
Aalto offers many opportunities for Aalto staff to develop their English language skills. English language courses are offered yearly to support staff in their work based needs. Most of the courses focus on developing one area of the language for example grammar or oral communication. Check out the upcoming trainings at the end of this page.
Aalto offers language courses for Aalto staff to develop their Swedish language skills. Swedish language courses are offered mainly on demand. Check out the upcoming trainings at the end of this page.
Finnish language and culture
Aalto university supports new staff members integration to Finland by offering them and their family members a possibility to attend Finnish language courses. Basic level Finnish courses are offered to staff yearly. During the language courses you will learn the principles of the language as well as get familiar with the cultural aspects of Finland.
Aalto staff can participate to the following Finnish language courses:
Aalto staff can participate to the Finnish language courses offered by the University of Helsinki. Please note these courses are subject to a charge. Before enrolling check the enrollment instructions below on this page under the title courses of University of Helsinki.
Many opportunities for language training
We encourage our staff to develop their competence and take part in the broad selection of offered language courses. The diversity of the language courses gives the participant the chance to choose the most suitable course for their individual needs.
Aalto University offers their faculty and staff traditional language courses, which are designed to meet the needs of employees. Courses are offered throughout the year. If you need more information about the courses please contact [email protected] You can find the latest courses offered below the title Upcoming courses.
Aalto staff can join Finnish language courses offered by University of Helsinki. University of Helsinki offers open courses for everyone on different levels, which are subject to a charge. When agreed Aalto participant’s unit or department can pay these courses. These courses are held throughout the year.
For enrolling to these courses take these steps:
- Check out suitable courses from here
- Discuss your participation with your supervisor and make sure you have your supervisor’s approval
- Find out the cost centers name and number of your department or faculty
- Enroll to the courses as stated in the course description and fill in the cost centers name and number
University of Helsinki offers Aalto staff a possibility for advance registration for courses held in spring and autumn. For summer courses there is no advance registration possibility.
The course programme for the spring is published in early December, the summer programme in early April and the autumn programme in mid-June. Advance registration for staff begins shortly after the publication of the course programme.
Registration form for courses in the spring and autumn
Registration form for summer courses
(these links will be updated after the next course program is published)
Please check here for more information about the courses.