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.

Courses taught in English in the autumn 2016

 

3203022 PRACTICAL MINDFULNESS

Teacher: Melissa Georgiou
Date and time: Wednesday: 17.00-18.30
Autumn term: 31.8.2016 – 5.10.2016 (12 Lessons)
Price: 64,00 €

This course is about using practical mindfulness techniques in daily life to help cultivate emotional balance.

120704 SPANISH FOR FOREIGNERS
Teacher: Jorge Álvarez
Date and time: Thursday: 17.00-18.30
Autumn term: 15.9.2016 – 8.12.2016 (22 Lessons)
Price: 56,00 €

Would you like to learn Spanish – in English ? No knowledge of Finnish is required in this course as the teacher uses English when explaining vocabulary, grammar points and cultural differences. This is a Spanish course for beginners which focuses on oral communication in a variety of situations and topics at a basic level. It covers only grammar and structures that are necessary for speaking the language. Course material is included in the price. This course is supported by the FNBE – Finnish National Board of education (OPH) and open only for foreigners.

120200 BEGINNER SWEDISH FOR FOREIGNERS 1

Teacher: Jaana Martikainen
Date and time: Thursday: 16.30-18.00
Autumn term: 15.9.2016 – 1.12.2016 (24 Lessons)
Price: 73,00 €

Welcome to start learning 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 pace of the course is intensive and the assigned homework will support effective learning. 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 studies of Swedish are required. Coursebook: Mål 1 Lärobok med CD (4:e upplagan 2012 edition not the older one; Althén, Ballardini, Stjärnlöf, Viberg; ISBN 978-91-27-42561-3; publisher Natur & Kultur), units 1-5.  This course is targeted at foreigners living in Finland and it is partly subsidized by Finnish National Board of Education (Opetushallituksen osittaisesti tukema kurssi).

110113 GUITAR PLAYING IN ENGLISH

Teacher: Antonio Narciso
Date and time: Thursday: 17.00-19.30
Autumn term: 15.9.2016 – 24.11.2016 (30 Lessons)
Price: 160,00 €

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.

110114 SOUTH-AMERICAN FOLKLORE GUITAR MUSIC

Registration begins: 10.8.2016 10:00:00 (Registration begins in 51 days)
Teacher: Antonio Narciso
Date and time: Sunday: 10.00-13.00
Autumn term: 13.11.2016 – 27.11.2016 (12 Lessons)
Price: 70,00 €

Study folkloric music from Venezuela, Brasil, Argentina and Cuba on the guitar. Instrumental and lyric songs to sing in Spanish and play on the guitar. No previous singing or Spanish required but basic chord accompanying skills preferably. You have to bring your own instrument to the lessons.

119802 EXPLORING THE FACE

Teacher: Alessandra Garusi
Date and time: Thursday: 18.30-20.00
Autumn term: 8.9.2016 – 6.10.2016 (15 Lessons)
Price: 79,00 €

For beginner and advanced amateur photographers. The course aims at teaching how to explore the face, how to shoot close-up with F 2.8 and the window light, and how to create a sequence of portraits. You will get inspired by Henri Cartier-Bressons book ”The Decisive Moment” and the National Geographic photographers. The course consists of 10 group lessons and 5 lessons of private tuition. Private tuition lessons are divided among the students. The teacher will comment on the 4 reportages of 36 pictures produced by each student. Examples of teachers work: http://www.alessandragarusi.com/

119803 PHOTO-REPORTAGE FOR WOMEN

Teacher: Alessandra Garusi
Date and time: Thursday: 18.30-20.00
Autumn term: 27.10.2016 – 24.11.2016 (15 Lessons)
Price: 79,00 €

For beginner and advanced female photographers. The course aims at teaching how to explore the world through feminine eyes. You will be rooted in your own identity and get inspired by famous female photographers such as Alexandra Boulat, Letizia Battaglia and Diane Arbus. The course consists of 10 group lessons and 5 lessons of private tuition. Private tuition lessons are divided among the students. The teacher will comment on the 4 reportages of 36 pictures produced by each student. Examples of the teachers work:  http://www.alessandragarusi.com/

119804 HOW TO BUILD A STORY IN SEVEN PICTURES – THE ART OF SEQUENCING

Teacher: Alessandra Garusi
Date and time: Saturday: 10.00-13.00
Autumn term: 8.10.2016 – 15.10.2016 (10 Lessons)
Price: 52,00 €

A seminarlike course for beginner and advanced amateur photographers. The course aims at teaching how to build a story through images: the manuscript, the rules of juxtaposition of images, the story line. Youll get inspired going through Henri Cartier-Bressons, James Nachtweys, Alexandra Boulat and Robert Franks portfolios. The course consists of 8 group lessons and 2 lessons of private tuition. Private tuition lessons are divided among the students. The teacher will comment on the reportage of 36 pictures produced by each student. Examples of the teachers work: http://www.alessandragarusi.com/

119808 KALLIGRAFIA: AIKAMATKA KIRJOITUKSEN HISTORIAAN

Teacher: Susan Reed
Date and time: Saturday: 10.30-14.15 Sunday: 10.30-14.15
Autumn term: 1.10.2016 – 9.10.2016 (20 Lessons)
Price: 105,00 €

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 anyones basic calligraphy skills. For more information contact the teacher. A 45 minute lunch break included. Instruction in English and Finnish.

119810 JOULUKORTTEJA KALLIGRAFISESTI CALLIGRAPHIC CHRISTMAS CARDS

Teacher: Susan Reed
Date and time: Saturday: 10.30-14.15 Sunday: 10.30-14.15
Autumn term: 29.10.2016 – 30.10.2016 (10 Lessons)
Price: 52,00 €

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 anyones basic calligraphy skills. For more information contact the teacher. A 45 minute lunch break included. Instruction in English and Finnish.