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					GfNA-II-C-ERA EILC grant agreement-Annex II-organising institution information form – version January 2010

                                                                                                                        ANNEX II




                  ERASMUS INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSES
                                2010-11
                            - ORGANISING INSTITUTION’S INFORMATION FORM -

INSTITUTION NAME:                             UNIVERSITY OF LAPLAND
ADDRESS:                                      P.O. BOX 122, 96101 ROVANIEMI
COUNTRY:                                      FINLAND
EILC LANGUAGE                                    FINNISH
LEVEL COURSES ORGANISED:                         LEVEL I (BEGINNER) X                             LEVEL II (INTERMEDIATE)
                                                 NUMBER OF COURSES:2                              NUMBER OF COURSES:
                                                 DATES:2.8.-27.8.2010                             DATES:
WEB SITE                                         WWW.ULAPLAND.FI/INTL


PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL STUDENT EILC APPLICATION FOR OUR EILC SHOULD BE
SENT BY E-MAIL TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: eilc@cimo.fi

                                                                   STAFF

                        JOB TITLE / NAME                                              ADDRESS, TELEPHONE, FAX, E-MAIL

                    CONTACT PERSON                                    UNIVERSITY OF LAPLAND
                       FOR EILC                                       INTERNATIONAL OFFICE
                                                                      P.O. BOX 122
                    MISS PÄIVI MARTIN
                                                                      96101 ROVANIEMI
                          JOB TITLE                                   FINLAND
   INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SECRETARY                                  MOB. +358404844465
                                                                      FAX. +35816362941



                                                                      UNIVERSITY OF LAPLAND
                                                                      INTERNATIONAL OFFICE
         RESPONSIBLE PERSON FOR THE PROGRAMME
                                                                      P.O. BOX 122
                  MRS. OUTI SNELLMAN
        DIRECTOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS                       96101 ROVANIEMI
                                                                      FINLAND
                                                                      MOB. +358405010209
                                                                      FAX. +35816362941




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                                              PART I: GENERAL INFORMATION


 DESCRIPTION OF TOWN

- SHORT HISTORY AND LOCATION

Rovaniemi, the centre of administration and commerce in Lapland, is located in and around the Arctic Circle. The centre
of the city is situated between the hills of Ounasvaara and Korkalovaara, at the junction of river Kemijoki and its
tributary river Ounasjoki. As early as 900 AD there was a permanent Karelian trading centre on this site. The first
written document with reference to Rovaniemi dates back to year 1453. During the Second World War, in the autumn of
1944, the town of Rovaniemi was almost entirely destroyed by burning. Between years 1945 and 1953 Rovaniemi was
rebuilt into a modern city.


Several public and private buildings, designed by the world famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, are part of the city’s
architecture. By area, the city of Rovaniemi is currently Finland’s largest town. At present, the population of Rovaniemi
is approximately 58, 000, of whom 79 percent earn their living in service industry.


More information: www.rovaniemi.fi



- MAIN LOCAL/CULTURAL EVENTS

Rovaniemi hosts a variety of cultural events such as:
* in June: Jutajaiset: an international folklore festival including folk dance and music
* in July: Simerock rock festival
* in August: Jätkänkynttilä fishing event, Old Market
* in November: opening of the Christmas season
* in January: Arctic Rally
* in March: Ounasvaara Winter Games –traditional winter games including sports such as ski jumping, cross-country
skiing and nordic combine.


While the month of August is a quiet month in terms of cultural events, late July and August are the high season for

guided or independent outdoor sports such as hiking, cycling and fishing. This time of the year is also the time for

harvesting berries and mushrooms. One especially sought after berry is cloudberry, the tasty treasure of wetlands. The

harvest of a variety of berries and mushrooms offers the visitors an extraordinary opportunity to experience Finnish

wilderness and see how Finns nova days use the offerings of wilderness for recreation. In the old days, Finns




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traditionally used the offerings of wilderness for every day living.


- HOW TO REACH TOWN (LINKS FROM THE NEAREST AIRPORT, TRAIN OR COACH STATIONS)

By airplane:
There are several daily flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi and back. A flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes
approximately one and half hours. Rovaniemi airport is located ca. 8 kilometres from the city centre. The two air line
companies flying to Rovaniemi are Finnair and Blue1. For further information and timetables for flights to Rovaniemi see
air lines’ internet pages www.Finnair.fi and www.Blue1.fi .


The easiest transportation from the airport to the city and student housing is Airport taxi. The cost of a airport taxi ride
from the airport to student housing is approximately 9 euros, and to hotels in the city centre approximately 7 euros.


By train and bus:
There are many daily connections from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. The journey takes ca. 10 hours. For further information

and timetables for train rides see www.vr.fi and for busses www.matkahuolto.fi/english .



- TRANSPORT IN TOWN (BRIEF INFORMATION ON THE MAIN MEANS OF TRANSPORT AVAILABLE)

The most common ways of getting around in the city of Rovaniemi are:
* cycling
* walking
* local busses


Rovaniemi is a comfortable size city where you can reach everything with bicycle. You can buy really reasonable price

bikes from second hand shops or bicycle stores. In Finland you might want to consider taking the bike with you to

another city as well or sell it easily to other arriving exchange students or back to the store.




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 SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANISING INSTITUTION

The University of Lapland was founded on March 1st, 1979. The University of Lapland is an international science and art
university located in the Arctic gateway city of Rovaniemi on the Arctic Circle. We offer the possibility to learn about art
and design, education, law and social sciences. As the northernmost university in Finland, issues pertaining to the Arctic
and circumpolar north constitute essential topics in our research and teaching.


There are about 4300 full-time students and 650 staff members at the university. Approximately 400 degrees are
completed yearly.


Modern academic facilities on the university campus and first class faculties offer an excellent environment for higher
education and research. Youthful energy and a small-scale modern administration enable the university to respond
quickly and effectively to new opportunities and challenges.


More information about university and EILC www.ulapland.fi/intl www.ulapland.fi/EILC2010




   ACCOMMODATION
- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ACCOMMODATION OFFERED (HOTEL, APARTMENTS, STUDENT HALLS, OTHERS; IF THERE ARE
COOKING FACILITIES) AND ON THE RENT TO BE PAID PER WEEK


The student housing foundation Domus Arctica offers apartments and student halls with cooking facilities. The rent
varies between EUR 163 -252 / month depending on the size and location of the flat. Rent includes basic furniture,
water and electricity (in some rooms also internet connection) but not blankets, pillows, bed linen or towels.


Usually students have their own room and they share the kitchen with 1 or 2 flatmates. In DAS houses you can use
sauna and laundry room for free.


For further information go to www.das.fi .




   MEALS
- SHORT DESCRIPTION ON THE SERVICES OFFERED (UNIVERSITY CANTEENS, RESTAURANTS, BARS, OTHERS)

A student restaurant at the University Main Building serves lunch from Monday to Saturday. Lunch includes salad, bread,

drink and warm meal.




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   RECEPTION OF STUDENTS

- MEETING POINT (PLACE, DATE AND TIME OF FIRST MEETING - FOR EACH COURSE WHERE DIFFERENT)

We invite students to arrive on Sunday, August 1st, 2010. They can meet the course tutor at their accommodation.


First official meeting at the University for both groups:
Place: University of Lapland Main Building, lecture hall will be informed later
Address: Yliopistonkatu 8, 96300 Rovaniemi
Date : Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Time: 10 a.m.




   EXTRA MURAL ACTIVITIES

- SITE VISITS

* Science Centre Arktikum
* Art Museum
* Arctic Circle and Santa Claus’ village
* Alvar Aalto buildings
* Rovaniemi City Library
* Ounasvaara recreational area
* Excursion to Inari 15.-17.8.2008: visits to Saariselkä fjell area, Urho Kekkonen’s National Park, Siida Sami Museum and

Tankavaara Gold panning Museum.



- SPORTS FACILITIES (SWIMMING, TENNIS, GYMNASIUM; OPENING DAYS AND AVAILABLE INFORMATION)

August is an off-season for the students' regular sports program but the Student Union can provide the facilities needed

for badminton, basketball, football, volleyball etc. In addition, the city of Rovaniemi offers excellent opportunities for

sports enthusiasts. Many of these services are concentrated in the Ounasvaara area, for example indoor sports hall,

swimming pool (entrance fee EUR 4 for students), bowling alley, climbing facilities etc.



- ENTERTAINMENT (CINEMA, THEATRE, ETC.; BRIEF INFORMATION ON PLACES AND STUDENT FACILITIES)


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City Theatre is situated in Lappia House. Theatre season is from August to May.
Cinema Maxim is situated in the shopping centre Sampokeskus in downtown Rovaniemi; films are shown in their
original language with Finnish subtitles. Tickets cost ca. EUR 8.
Pubs and Discos: There are numerous pubs, restaurants and discos in the city.




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      Note: where more than one course is organised at each level, this form should be copied and
                                     completed for each course

                                            PART II: COURSE(S) DESCRIPTION

COURSE NO:

LEVEL:
I: Beginner course                                               2
II: Intermediate course

                                                    FROM...                             TO...
PERIOD: AUTUMN                                      2.8.2010                            27.8.2010



 LANGUAGE COMPONENT

- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF LANGUAGE COMPONENT: OBJECTIVES AND TEACHING METHODS

The objective of the course is to provide the students with elementary skills of Finnish language and to familiarize them

with the Finnish way of life. The language component of the courses covers the basic structures and vocabulary of the

language. The skills of speaking, listening, reading comprehension and writing are practised with an emphasis on

speaking and understanding speech. In addition to lectures, the teaching methods include cultural topics, pair and

group work, projects, independent study in language laboratory and collective learning. The course will also provide an

introduction to the Finnish way of life, culture and society through class room discussions, films, and the study of Finnish

literature and news papers.


- SUBJECT-SPECIFIC LANGUAGE ELEMENTS                                 YES   NO
 (e.g. special modules for students in particular disciplines)
IF YES, SPECIFY:




- DURATION

TOTAL NUMBER OF CLASSES                                                         60h.
HOURS IN CLASSROOM                                                              60h.
HOURS OF PRACTICE CONVERSATION/LANGUAGE LABORATORY                              20h.
OTHER (PLEASE SPECIFY)




- ASSESSMENT (SPECIFY IF THE ASSESSMENT IS MADE BY WRITTEN/ORAL EXAMINATION, ASSIGNMENT, ETC.)




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       Note: where more than one course is organised at each level, this form should be copied and
                                      completed for each course

The students will be graded on a scale from 5 to 1. Grades are 5 excellent, 4 very good, 3 good, 2 satisfactory and 1

sufficient. Course grade is based on success in course assignment and in final exam. It is based on how well student

fulfil the aim of the course and teachers observation trough out the course.




 COURSE FACILITIES
- TEACHING AIDS

X AUDIO/VIDEO MATERIALS
XCOMPUTER/SOFTWARE
X HANDOUTS/PRINTED TEXTS
X TRANSPARENCIES
  OTHER : (SPECIFY)




- LIBRARY                                                        YES X NO

IF YES, SPECIFY:
TIMES                      9.00-16.00
OPENING DAYS               MONDAY - FRIDAY
ADDRESS                    UNIVERSITY MAIN BUILDING


- LANGUAGE LABORATORY                                            YES X NO


IF YES, SPECIFY:
TIMES                      STUDENTS WILL BE INFORMED ABOUT THE OPENING HOURS IN THE BEGINNING OF THE COURSE
OPENING DAYS
ADDRESS                    UNIVERSITY MAIN BUILDING, E-WING
COST                       FREE


 CULTURAL COMPONENT
- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE CULTURAL ELEMENTS INCLUDED IN THE COURSE: OBJECTIVES AND TEACHING METHODS




The cultural component of the courses consist of approximately eight (8) hours of lectures related to various topics of

Finnish history, art and music, northerness, Lapland, Sami people and Sami culture. Finnish main stream culture will be

studied through watching and analyzing of Finnish contemporary films. On a two-day excursion to northern Lapland, to

the village of Inari located on the shores Lake Inari, the students will visit Urho Kekkonen’s National park, explore Siida

Sami museum and view gold panning in Tankavaara gold Museum. During the excursion, the students will have an

opportunity to try out fishing, swimming, hiking and boating. In addition to the excursion, students will experience and




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     Note: where more than one course is organised at each level, this form should be copied and
                                    completed for each course

learn about Finnish sauna culture, Finnish tango, Finnish arts and crafts, and Finnish sports through demonstration and

active participation.



- DURATION

TOTAL HOURS OF ACTIVITIES                                                 Lectures and demonstrations 20 hours h.


 TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF

                                                          NUMBER OF...:
XTEACHERS
                                                          1 (2 ON BOTH COURSES)
X ADMINISTRATORS
                                                          1
X STUDENTS (TUTORS)
                                                          2 (ON BOUTH COURSES)




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