Avoimen yliopiston kurssit

Spanish - Introduction to Hispanic Cultures


24.4.2023 – 5.6.2023


27.3.2023 – 17.4.2023


Päiväopetus, Kevät

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3 opintopistettä


45,00 €

The course is meant for students interested in Spanish-speaking lands and cultures. During the course you will:
- become acquainted with the cultures of the Hispanophone world
- become familiar with the principles of Spanish pronunciation
- learn common basic vocabulary and phrases relating to work and everyday situations, with topics including making someones acquaintance, introductions and giving basic information about yourself.

Javier Gonzalez Garcia

Study material
Provided by the teacher

Workspace for the course - MyCourses
MyCourses online learning environment is a tool for both students and teachers for communication and managing everyday course work. You need an Aalto User ID to log in to the course's MyCourses workspace and participate in teaching. You can activate your Aalto User ID the day after the registration and you should activate it no later than the day before the start of the course. Instructions for activating your Aalto User ID https://www.aalto.fi/en/aalto-university-open-university/aalto-user-id-student-information-systems-and-student

Course workspace: MyCoursesMore details on completing the course will be available at MyCourses closer to the start of the course.

Learning outcomes
- You will have an understanding of some basic Spanish phrases and a command of Spanish pronunciation.
- You will have some understanding of the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries, their customs and special characteristics, and the basics of their work and business cultures.

- Contact hours 36 h
- Independent work by the student (preparing for class, homework assignments, written essay and oral presentation) 45 h

Registration for Open University courses in Aimo-service. Registration for Aimo-service and course registration: Aimo-service

Registration starts on 27.3.2023 at 9.00  
Registration ends on 17.4.2023 at 23.59

The course fee is payed upon registration for each course at a time and it is binding. Familiarize yourself with registration and payment rules as well as other guidelines for students https://www.aalto.fi/en/aalto-university-open-university/registration-payments-and-rules

The number of participants is limited to 3.

This course is organised by Aalto University Language Centre.


- Active participation in class (80%)
- An essay on a culture-related theme
- Oral presentation on a culture-related theme

Teaching time and location

The teaching time and the location of the course can be found at Sisu information system here

  1. The link leads to Completion methods tab of the course page  
  2. From the top of the page (Version drop-down menu), check that academic year 2022-2023 is selected  
  3. From the blue bar, click Lecture and open the Groups and teaching times tab to see the teaching time and the location of the course. Exam times can be seen by clicking Exam.

The coronavirus situation can cause changes. The teaching of the course can change into remote teaching, the course can be taught both remote and contact teaching or only contact teaching. There may also be changes to the teaching time and the classroom information.

Access Token on Aalto University Campus
To be able to enter campus premises and classrooms you need the student access token of Aalto University. You can get the student access token from campus lobby services. The access token need to be activated with your Aalto account and password before you can use it. Please, arrive the campus well in advance before your first class so that you can make the access token work. Please, see here the instructions how to activate the access token.

Otaniemi Campus, Espoo https://www.aalto.fi/en/campus/campus-maps-addresses-and-getting-to-otaniemi

Information on examinations

Further information

Please note: The course is organised if a minimum of 10 students register for it.

If you need individual study arrangements in order to attend a course, contact the Open University office ([email protected]) in good time, at least 14 days before the start date of the course or the examination date. Further information individual study arrangements https://www.aalto.fi/en/aalto-university-open-university/individual-study-arrangements-at-the-open-university.

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