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.
Aalto offers language courses for Aalto staff to develop their Swedish language skills. Swedish language courses are offered mainly on demand.
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 in Workday Learning.
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.
Please check here for more information about the courses.
Aalto online courses are perfect for self-study purposes as well as suitable for those, who prefer flexible language studies. Updated online course catalogue is available here.