courses taught in english
In general, the language of instruction in the courses is Finnish. This may not apply to all the courses, in many courses the teacher is also able to instruct in English or another language.
Please contact the teacher in charge to find out the languages possibly used for helping foreign students in the course you wish to participate in. (Study guidance)
If the course description is in some other language than Finnish, the course is taught primarily in the language which is the subject of the course. You may register for the course if you feel that your knowledge of the language in question is good enough for participation in the course.
Calligraphy As You Like It
Graphic designer Susan Reed
Sat-Sun 10.30–15.00 (5 lessons)
14.–22.11. (4 times)
20 lessons, 130 €
During this course you can practice whatever calligraphic style you want and do an own project – for example Christmas cards or calendar for 2016. The teacher will suggest projects and styles to practice if you want input, but this is also a chance to practice a style, or styles which are taught less often, and benefit from the interaction of an enthusiastic group which likes to experiment (as our other courses have been). The teacher will also suggest various techniques and the use of color, paints and various papers which can enrich anyone’s basic calligraphy skills. For more information contact the teacher. A 45 minute lunch break included. Instruction in English and Finnish. → Enrol from here!
Salsa, Couple Dancing
Viktor Azim & Milla Kettunen
Wed 19.20–20.50 (90 min)
9.9.–25.11. (12 times)
24 lessons, 192 €
Annankatu 29 B, sali 1
On this course you get to know fast-paced Cuban salsa rhythms! Hot and exotic salsa is the most popular Latin dance in the world. We learn different patterns, rhythm, how to use the body and how to lead and follow. There are two teachers, men and women are taught their own steps. Teaching languages English and Finnish. Course fee 160 €/person. On this course you dance with a partner. → Enrol from here!
Guitar playing in English
Musician and music pedagogue
Thurs 17.00–19.30 (3 lessons)
10.9.–19.11. (10 times), not on 15.10.
30 lessons, 180 €
Taivallahti Elementary School,Eteläinen Hesperiankatu 38
Study electric or acoustic guitar from beginner to advanced level. Learn the basic scales and chords. Study chromatic exercises and learn easy songs and melody lines. More advanced students continue to the basics of chord progressions, advanced modes and scales. Learn easy jazz standards, folk and Latin American music. Both individual lessons and group meetings are combined in the teaching. You have to bring your own instrument to the lessons. → Enrol from here!
Street Photography According to Robert Frank
Photographer, Photo-journalis tAlessandra Garusi
Wed 18.00–19.30 (2 lessons)
2.9.–28.10. (8 times), not on 14.10.
16 lessons + 16 shared private tuition lessons
For beginners and advanced hobby photographers. The course aims at teaching how to shoot street photos. The students’ reportages have to be considered the core of the course. The use of out-of-focus, the rather extreme cuts, the recuperated over-expositions, the apparent randomness of scenes. You will get inspired by Robert Frank’s book: ”The Americans”. The course consists of 16 lessons in class + 16 private tuition lessons. Private tuition is divided among the students. The teacher will comment on the 7 reportages of 36 pictures produced by the students. Examples of the work of the teacher http://www.alessandragarusi.com/ → Enrol from here!
Environmental Portraits According to Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photographer, Photo-journalist Alessandra Garusi
Wed 18.00–19.30 (2 lessons)
4.11.–16.12. (7 times)
14 lessons + 14 shared private tuition lessons
For beginners and advanced hobby photographers. The course aims at teaching how ”to explore the face”, how to shoot close-ups and environmental portraits. The students’ reportages have to be considered the core of the course. The use of F2 in close-ups, the window-light, a sequence of portraits. You will get inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson’s book: ”The Decisive Moment” and the National Geographic photographers. The course consists of 14 lessons in class + 14 lessons private tuition. Private tuition is divided among the students. The teacher will comment on the 6 reportages of 36 pictures produced by the students. Examples of the work of the teacher http://www.alessandragarusi.com/ → Enrol from here!
Beginner Swedish for Foreigners
FM Jaana Martikainen
Thurs 17.00–18.30 (2 lessons)
17.9.–10.12. (12 times), not on 15.10.
24 lessons, 119 €
Welcome to learn the basics of Swedish such as important everyday phrases, how to ask questions and manage in different everyday situations. We will also practise listening, writing and grammar. The teaching languages will be Swedish and English and the coursebook is in Swedish, so you do not need to know any Finnish. No previous Swedish studies are required either. Coursebook: Mål 1 Lärobok med CD (4:e upplagan 2012; Althén, Ballardini, Stjärnlöf, Viberg; ISBN 978-91-27-42561-3; publisher Natur & Kultur), units 1–5. The coursebook will be used in the spring term, too. → Enrol from here!
Spanish for Foreigners
Teacher Jorge Alvarez
Thurs 17.00–18.30 (2 t)
17.9.–10.12. (12 krt), not on 15.10.
24 t, 119 €
No knowledge of Finnish is required in this course. This course is suitable for those who have studied basic Spanish structures such as: present tense, verbs like ”gustar” and ”doler”, reflexive verbs (llamarse), direct and indirect objects, possessive pronouns and regular present perfect tense (he hablado). We will continue practising everyday situations, and acquire more vocabulary, learn the irregular present perfect tense and start learning the past tenses. Course material is included in the price. → Enrol from here!