Instructor: Anya Siddiqi
tel.+358 50 597 4455 (WhatsApp and text)
Aalto University Language Centre, Otakaari 1.
27 h (independent online study 23 h, small group meetings 4 h (face to face)
You will progress through the course by working mainly independently and online on weekly assignments, which are to be completed by the deadline posted. As we apply a process approach to learning, it is important that you commit to working regularly and reserve enough time for completing the assignments on schedule each week.
During this course, you will interact with the teacher and fellow students three times through Zoom or in-class (or both). These contact sessions are obligatory, not optional.
The first meeting is during Week 1 for carrying out Assignment 1: Monday 3 August 14:00-15:30 on Zoom (the invitation will be personally sent to students later or linked in Week 1).
You will also attend two practice sessions: one will be a rehearsal (first practice) during Course Week 4, and the other will be the final (second and final practice including Q&A) during Course Week 6.
N.B. As the COVID-19 situation continues to affect life as we know it, the practice sessions might all be on Zoom or one practice offered on Zoom only and the other in-class, i.e. face-to-face in a classroom at Otakaari 1. A survey will be sent during the beginning of the course to all participants to see which option (Zoom/ in-class) they would prefer. There will always be in either case under eight students attending each practice.
Elevator pitch first practice: Monday 24.08. 10:15-11:30 or 14:15-15:30
Elevator pitch final practice: Friday 04.09. 10:15-11:30 or 14:15-15:30
Please note that the final practice time might be limited to one longer session if there are 8 students or less.
See also Syllabus for the general course description and info on content as well as learning outcomes.