The Course Assistant Programme is for international exchange and degree students from all faculties who are interested in language learning and are native speakers of one of the following languages:
Arabic, Chinese, English*, French, Danish**, German, Icelandic**, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian**, Russian, Spanish, Swedish.
* If you wish to become a course assistant in English, being a native speaker of English is not a must, but you have to be a confident user of English (C1 level). You should also attend the Course Assistant Programme info-session held in the beginning of each semester. For more information about the info-session, please contact programme coordinator Nina Sulonen.
At the moment there are course assistants only in the Autonomous Language Learning Modules (ALMS courses). For ALMS course assistant applicants the info-session is a must. There you'll meet with one of the teachers and receive information about ALMS and about the additional motivational letter all English assistant applicants must write.
** Students with Norwegian, Icelandic or Danish as their native language are also welcome to act as course assistants in some of the Language Centre Swedish courses, not as native peers, but as representatives of their own culture.
Depending on your native language it might also be possible to act as a native peer for the local students in some of the other language courses. In case you’re interested in this you should attend the Course Assistant Programme info-session. For more information, please contact programme coordinator Nina Sulonen.
You can also apply to become an assistant for the Support for Teaching and Learning unit (OOTU). OOTU is responsible e.g. for the Course Assistant Programme. OOTU offers different kind of support for the Language Centre teachers regarding language teaching e.g. by offering a variety of in-Service training. As an OOTU course assistants you could be involved in:
- organizing Language Clubs and other Language Centre activities aimed at students
- assisting in OOTU’s different pedagogical in-Service trainings for Language Centre teachers.