Blending Swedish at Aalto University

Aalto University

http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/

Blended language learning course experience

At Aalto University we teach Swedish for International Students. Courses are for beginners and we have used Learning Swedish (https://learningswedish.se/courses/1) on them since autumn 2017.  We have approximately 20 students each course offering. So far we only have two levels in Swedish:  A1 and A2. Read more about Swedish for International Students here:

https://oodi.aalto.fi/a/opasopintjakstied.jsp?MD5avain=7d40e91b-1816-440a-ba8e-d6ac5c0535e4&Kieli=6&OpinKohd=1129739737

Our courses are moderately blended since we meet our students on a regular basis twice a week, but these sessions are complemented with online learning and assignments.

About Aalto university

Aalto University is a multidisciplinary community where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future.

Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and 4 000 employees, 386 of whom are Professors. There is a wide variety of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees awarded at Aalto University, and we also offer doctoral programmes in all the fields of study.

Aalto University was founded in 2010 as Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki were mergedThe main campus is located in Otaniemi in Espoo, Finland. The other campuses are in Töölö and Arabia in Helsinki.

The skills and expertise of participating teachers

Isabella Fröjdman, MA, and university teacher with a long experience of teaching both at high school and at the university. She has also authored a few textbooks for students studying Swedish.

Activities and experience in the areas relevant for this project

Aalto university has several development actions and one of them is to develop and deploy forerunner digital learning solutions to improve learning outcomes.

You find more information here: http://www.aalto.fi/en/midcom-serveattachmentguid-1e5ffcbea81c566ffcb11e5957e815724da913a913a/aalto-yliopisto_strategy_english.pdf