THE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL DEGREE STUDENTS
International degree students are required to complete the following language and communication classes:
X-yk14 English for Music Studies and Practice 1 (3 cr)
X-yk15 English for Music Studies and Practice 2 (2 cr)
X-K19 Written Communication (1 cr)
X-K11 Finnish 1 (4 cr)
Vocal Arts students also take the following courses:
X-K23 Italian Language 1 (4 cr)
X-K24 Italian Language 2 (5 cr)
X-K25 German Language 1 (4 cr)
X-K26 German Language 2 (5 cr)
ENGLISH FOR MUSIC STUDIES AND PRACTICE 1 & 2
English 1 & 2 classes involve intensive English language practice and language immersion activities with music content. Topics include, for example, introducing yourself and your major subject, musical instruments, musical eras and styles, music theory and notation terminology, music analysis and writing a résumé and biography.
Already fluent in the special English of Music?
If your English skills are excellent (Level B2 or higher) and you have extensive experience in using English in music settings, you can earn credits for both English for Music Studies and Practice 1 and 2 by compiling portfolios where you showcase your skills as a fluent English language user. There are separate portfolios for both courses, and both include an oral exam. More information on the portfolios: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uncertain of your language skills?
If you are uncertain of your English skills, you can complete the Dialang test independently online: https://dialangweb.lancaster.ac.uk/ (the website works on the university’s computers). This test will help you to determine whether you should take a brush up course before the actual English courses (X-K20 Preparatory course in English, 3 cr). The Dialang test is also a part of the English 1 portfolio. You can save your test score by taking a screen shot of the results (between A-C2).
This class focuses on honing your academic writing skills during the third year of your studies. Inquiries: Emmi Huttunen, email@example.com
This is a beginner’s class. No previous knowledge in Finnish is needed. If you have studied Finnish before, please contact Sanna Teerenhovi about your options. If you want to learn more, you can take three more classes at the University of the Arts.
X-K11 Finnish language 1 (4 cr)
X-K12 Finnish language 2 (4 cr)
X-K13 Finnish language 3 (4 cr)
X-K14 Finnish language 4 (4 cr)
Inquiries: Sanna Teerenhovi, firstname.lastname@example.org
CREDIT TRANSFER FOR LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES
If you have already studied Finnish or English (at another university), you can fill in the form for accreditation of prior learning, to see if your prior studies substitute some of the required language studies in your degree at the Sibelius Academy (a link to an electronic form will be published later). Please attach an official transcript of records/other documentation on your prior studies. More information: email@example.com.
ELECTIVE LANGUAGE STUDIES
Learn a Language with a Duo Partner
If you’re into independent and effective language learning, you can improve your current second language skills or learn the basics of a new language by signing up for the Duo Second Language Program to earn 1 or 2 credits.
FURTHER INFORMATION ON LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Further information is available on the university intranet (artsi.uniarts.fi):
FOR STUDENTS / Course selection and completing studies / Language and communication studies and Uniarts joint studies.
Language and Communication Teachers and Staff
Sarka Hantula, tel. +358 50 345 3946
English (Sibelius Academy and Theatre Academy)
Emmi Huttunen, tel. +358 50 574 6504
English, Communication Studies in English, Lecturer in charge of the language and communication studies
Laura Lehtinen, tel. +358 50 4141 536
Communication Studies in Finnish, Finnish as a Second Language (S2)
Sara Leppänen, tel. +358 46 921 3521
Swedish, Communication studies in Swedish
Sanna Teerenhovi, tel. +358 50 5756 353
Finnish as a Second Language (S2), Finnish as the Second Domestic Language, Communication Studies in Finnish
Pilvi Järvinen, tel. +358 50 4720 849
Language and Communication Studies Coordinator, Accreditation of Prior Language Learning
Email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have questions about language or communication studies and don't know who to ask? Contact email@example.com