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Registration for Language and Communication Courses

The Language Centre of the University of Lapland offers language courses taught in English. Registration for the courses is mandatory. The courses have been divided into prioritized and non-prioritized courses and the difference is in registration. You can read more about prioritization at the bottom of the page.

Registration for prioritized language courses in the autumn term is  in August and for the spring term  courses in December. Registration for non-prioritzed courses begins in August for autumn term courses and in December for spring term courses. The University of Lapland uses WebOodi for the registrations and an ID and a password are needed. You will get your user ID and password when you come to Finland.

In addition, a few graduating and/or exchange students are included in all Language Centre’s courses. The graduating students must, however, remember to mention their upcoming graduation in the registration’s information field.

No phone or e-mail registrations will be accepted.


REGISTRATION 

NON-PRIORITIZED COURSES 2016-2017

Autumn term 2016 courses

The selection criterion for non-prioritized Language Centre’s courses is the order of registration. In addition, students in the graduation phase are taken in but they must remember to mention their upcoming graduation in the registration’s info field. A few exchange students may also be taken to these courses. The registration continues until a week before the course starts and then the teacher will send acceptance information to all registered to the course.

Optional and other language courses, starting on Tue. 16 Aug. at 10.00
optional English and Swedish courses in Faculty of Social Sciences, Language Use and Culture and Languages and Cultures study modules, ICP (Intercultural Communication Programme), elementary and advanced courses (in Chinese, Finnish for foreigners, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Samì and Spanish), preparatory courses in Swedish, voluntary master phase courses, reading comprehension and project and networking skills courses in French, German, Russian, Samì and Spanish.

Faculty of Education, starting on Wed. 10 Aug. at 9.00
L-languages (class teachers)
Mandatory language and communication courses.
K-languages. KENG0005 Academic Writing (a mandatory language course in the master-phase for students majoring in Media Education)

Faculty of Law, starting on Wed. 10 Aug. at 12.00
Communication courses:
OSUO0001 Tieteellisen kirjoittamisen perusteet
OPEO0903 Oikeudellisen tekstin työvälineet
XKIR0003 Akateemiset tekstitaidot, itseopiskelukurssi

Faculty of Art and Design, starting on Wed. 10 Aug. at 10.00
A-, F-, M-, and U-languages (AV media, graphic design, art education, interior design, textile and clothing, industrial design)
Mandatory language and communication courses.

Faculty of Social Sciences, starting on Wed. 10 Aug. at 13.00
English reading comprehension courses:
SENG0101 English: Reading Comprehension
TENG0101 English: Reading Comprehension

Spring term 2017 courses

All the non-prioritized language courses, starting on Tue. 13 Dec. at 10.00.


PRIORITIZED COURSES 2016-2017

The selection criterion for prioritized Language Centre’s courses is t he priority you have set when you registered to a course. In case of a standoff, the system chooses the participants at random. Students have many days to do the registration. After that the registration closes.

In addition, a few graduating and/or exchange students are included in the prioritized courses. The graduating students must, however, remember to mention their upcoming graduation in the registration’s information field. Exchange students who want to participate in prioritized courses have to send email to the teacher of the course they want to take

Otherwise no phone or e-mail registrations will be accepted.

Autumn term 2016 courses

Faculty of Education   Thu. – Wed. from 11 Aug. 9.00 to 17 Aug. 16.00
K-languages (adult education, education, media pedagogy)
Languages: English, Swedish
Communication

Faculty of Law  Thu. – Wed. from 11 Aug. 9.00 to 17 Aug. 16.00
O-languages (law)
Languages: English, Swedish
Speech Communication

Faculty of Social Sciences  Thu. – Wed. from 11 Aug. 9.00 to 17 Aug. 16.00
S-languages (administrative sciences / applied psychology / management, political sciences / sociology, social work)
T-languages (tourism research)
Languages: English (except SENG0101 and TENG0101), Swedish
Communication

Spring term 2017 courses

Faculty of Education   Thu. – Wed. from 8 Dec. 9.00 to 14 Dec. 16.00
K-languages (adult education, education, media pedagogy)
Languages: English, Swedish
Communication

Faculty of Law   Thu. – Wed. from 8 Dec. 9.00 to 14 Dec. 16.00
O-languages (law)
Languages: English, Swedish
Speech Communication

Faculty of Social Sciences  Thu. – Wed. from 8 Dec. 9.00 to 14 Dec. 16.00
S-languages (administrative sciences / applied psychology / management, political sciences / sociology, social work)
T-languages (tourism research)
Languages: English, Swedish
Communication

PRIORITIZED COURSES, AUTUMN TERM 2016 Teaching events
Codes Name of the course Non-hierar. Hierarchical
XPUH0001 Puheviestintä x
XPUH0002 Esiintymistaito x
XPUH0003 Ryhmäviestintä x
XPUH0005 Vuorovaikutus- ja haastattelutaidot x
XKIR0001 Kielen- ja tekstinhuolto x
XKIR0002 Erilaiset asiatekstit x
KSUO0001 Tieteellisen kirjoittamisen perusteet x
KENG0001 English: Reading Comprehension x
KENG0002 English: Oral Skills x
TRUO0010 Ruotsin kirjallinen taito x
ORUO0710 Oikeudellinen ruotsi, kirjallinen taito x
ORUO0810 Syventävä oikeudellinen ruotsi, kirj. x
OENG0710 Legal English: Reading Comprehension x
OENG0810 Advanced Legal English: Writing x
SENG0102 English: Oral Skills x
SENG0105 English: Writing x


PRIORITIZED COURSES, SPRING TERM 2017 Teaching events
Codes Name of the course Non-hierar. Hierarchical
XPUH0001 Puheviestintä x
XPUH0002 Esiintymistaito x
XPUH0003 Ryhmäviestintä x
XPUH0005 Vuorovaikutus- ja haastattelutaidot x
XKIR0001 Kielen- ja tekstinhuolto x
KSUO0001 Tieteellisen kirjoittamisen perusteet x
KRUO0010 Ruotsin kirjallinen taito x
KENG0002 English: Oral Skills x
TSUO0001 Tieteellisen kirjoittamisen perusteet x
TRUO0010 Ruotsin kirjallinen taito x
TENG0102 English: Oral Skills x
ORUO0710 Oikeudellinen ruotsi, kirjallinen taito x
ORUO0810 Syventävä oikeudellinen ruotsi, kirj. x
OENG0710 Legal English: Reading Comprehension x
OENG0810 Advanced Legal English: Writing x
SENG0101 English: Reading Comprehension x
SENG0102 English: Oral Skills x
SENG0105 English: Writing x


A non-hierarchical teaching event means that the student only registers for the main teaching event, whereas a hierarchical event means that the student registers for the groups of both the main and the subordinate event. Thus, a hierarchical teaching event consists of more than one group.


MORE ABOUT PRIORITIZATION

The Language Centre uses Oodi’s prioritization tool for registration for some of the courses. Prioritization will be utilized in registration to ensure equal opportunities for as many students as possible to participate in the courses they need. Prioritization also helps leveling off peaks in server usage. One does not have to register for the prioritized courses on a certain hour. Instead, one has many days to do the registration but after that the registration closes. Prioritization is not the same thing as the seniority principle. The priority you have set will determine your entrance to a course, and in case of a standoff, the system chooses the participants at random.

Prioritization

  1. concerns in its first implementation phase only Language Centre’s courses.
  2. concerns only mandatory courses in Communication, Swedish and English. Check the codes of the prioritized courses in the lists above. 
  3. concerns all faculties except the Faculty of Art and Design and class teacher education in the Faculty of Education.
  4. gives you more time to register; you can register twenty-four hours a day within the registration period. You can choose any day or any time to register within the registration period; the moment of registration does not affect your selection.


Prioritization in Practice

  1. Make sure you have enrolled as an attending student for the term in question.
  2. Choose your study units from among the mandatory or optional courses and place them in priority order (1, 2, 3, etc.). The smaller the number, the more important the course. You can use each priority number only once. The program will show you the priorities that are still available.
  3. Go to WebOodi and get the study unit you need the most, select priority 1 from the pull-down menu in the Priority column, and save your registration. Place priority 2 for the second most important study unit, and so on. You can start with any priority.
  4. If the study unit you need contains several groups, all the groups are visible on the same screen. You must then also select a subpriority for the group you want. You must place a subpriority for at least one group, but your chances are improved if you place it for several groups. Make sure to check that the schedules of the groups you chose fit your timetable.
  5. If you cancel your registration during the registration period you can reuse the freed priority. You can also change your priorities during the registration period. Always remember to save your changes.
  6. The course openings are allocated according to priority: the free seats are first filled by those who registered with priority number 1 and thereafter by those with priority number 2, and so on. If there are more persons with priority 1 than a group can have, the participants are chosen randomly by the system. Thus, speed has nothing to do with being selected to a group; just make sure you register during the registration period.
  7. You can check whether you have been selected to a course (“confirmed registration” or “on spare list”) after the end of registration on WebOodi’s page Own Studies / Registrations. All those who have registered for prioritized courses will receive an e-mail shortly after this.
  8. In addition to the students accepted by the system, a few graduating and/or exchange students are accepted for all prioritized courses. The graduating students, must however, remember to mention their upcoming graduation in the registration’s information field. The exchange students should send an email to the teacher of the course they want to participate.
  9. Remember that the final confirmation of the participants is made during the first meeting. The participant list may change e.g. due to the following:
    * a student accepted for the course does not show up during the first meeting and has not notified the teacher about the absence
    * a student who has registered for a course of other than one’s own faculty and been accepted must, when necessary, give the place to a student who studies the field in question.

Further information:
kanslia(at)kielikeskus.fi