Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The objective of the course is to learn the skills needed for conducting small group activities in a multi-cultural setting.

Credits: 1

Schedule: 01.03.2021 - 31.05.2022

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Stina Giesecke

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Tiina Kerola

Contact information for the course (valid 06.03.2019-21.12.2112):

Tutor trainings: Tuulia Telin (

Course issues: Tiina Kerola (Tiina Kerola (

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    To act as a tutor for a small group of international students, and to introduce them to their studies, study practices and the student life at Aalto. The tutor's task is for their part to see to the reception of international students, as well as to familiarize them with life in Finland. Tutors are trained in conducting group activities, managing interaction between group members and guiding the group. In addition to this, international tutor training familiarizes the tutor with the official administrative processes related to arrival in Finland, as well as the foundations of intercultural communication.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Partaking in the tutor training and giving feedback about the training. Active tutoring of the group, and writing a report about the group s activities.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    10 Reduced Inequality