24.04.2015

Further education and training

In the early years, the centre concentrated on offering further education mainly for university language centre teachers. The further training programmes, PILC and SILC, were very popular, as was the Oral Skills Workshop.

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Further training programmes were replaced by seminars and training programmes aimed at postgraduate students, tailored specifically for language teachers at the Finnish polytechnics. One group of these students, Norpat, came from South Carelia, and the other, Aurat, from the area around Turku. In addition, a large number of test writers, interviewers and assessors are trained by The National Certificates team.

SOLKI has also provided instruction in Applied Linguistics, and coordinated KOO-KIT, a study programme for technology in language teaching and language learning. Today, the focus is on postgraduate education.

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