Instructor: Heli Dahlin
Aalto University Language Centre, Otakaari 1.
27 h (independent online study 21 h, small group meetings 6 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 3 times: possibly on-site for all 3 times or through Zoom; a combination is also possible when informed in time. These contact sessions are obligatory, not optional. When meeting in Zoom, we have a course Zoom room which will be the same throughout the course. If meeting us on Zoom, please ensure that you have a working webcam and microphone to be seen and heard during those online contact sessions.
Kick-off meeting + Assignment 1 (attendance expected)
The first meeting is the Kick-off meeting during Week 1. During this time, you will get to meet each other, the teacher and carry out Assignment 1 on Tuesday 19 April 12:30-14:00 in our Zoom room. You will also be added to a calendar invitation set up by the teacher.
N.B. The possibility of in-class/ on-site practice group(s) or online practice groups will be discussed during the Kick-off session.
First elevator pitch practice and second (final) elevator pitch practice
Later on during the course after the Kick-off, you will 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. As the COVID-19 situation eases up, the practice sessions will all be offered in two possible modes: in Zoom (online) or on-site (in Otaniemi).
Start to think now which one you'd like to try at least for the first practice.
Please note that this course's Weeks begin on Tuesdays and usually end on Mondays (23:59) unless there are special holidays which force the teacher to adjust the timetable. However, please keep in mind that the deadlines for the assignments can be any time between Thursday to Monday of a particular Week!
Whether meeting on-site or on Zoom, the classroom or Zoom
room will usually be open and the teacher present already at quarter to/ ten minutes to the hour
(Morning session at 9:45/9:50, Afternoon session at 13:45/13:50) for carrying out video and sound checks. We will start each session on the hour in case there are any technical issues during our time online.
If there are enough interested, then on-site practice sessions are always offered in the morning, whereas online practice might be offered in the afternoon.
Elevator pitch first practice: Thursday 12.05. 10:00-12:00 (On-site) or 14:00-16:00 (On-site or Online)
Elevator pitch final practice: Tuesday 24.05. 10:00-12:00 (On-site) or 14:00-16:00 (On-site or Online)
Please note that the final practice time might be limited to one longer session and of only one type if there are 8 students or less.
See also Syllabus for the general course description and info on content as well as learning outcomes.