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Language Centre’s new learning environment now open

Teaching has started in Tampere University of Technology’s Language Centre’s newly renovated space in the Main Building’s first and second floors.
Language courses have started in a new renovated space in the Main Building with a lot of open space for studying.
Language courses have started in a new renovated space in the Main Building with a lot of open space for studying.

The Language Centre learning environment contains ten study rooms, six chat box rooms, a kitchen, and a lot of open space available freely for all students for group work and other study activity. The class rooms are open 8:00-16:00 and the common areas 8:00-18:00.

“The learning environment is open for use as planned, but some finishing work, such as decoration and electrical work, is still being done,” Head of Campus Services Pertti Iso-Mustajärvi says.

“Most of the furniture we ordered is in place. The furniture we are upholstering ourselves will be finished any day now, and the rest of the carpentry is installed during the coming week,” comments Environmental Specialist Sannamari Hellman.

Wealth of possibilities

Students have reacted positively to the new learning environment.

“Some encouragement and guidance may still be needed for the space to be used to its fullest potential,” says Heidi Jauni, Language Centre’s Head of Laboratory.

Nevertheless, the new space has given Language Centre’s teachers a new spark of energy.

“The new learning environment offers many possibilities for different ways of doing. Once all the technology is installed and operational, that freedom of choice will be even greater,” Jauni adds.

News submitted by: Riku Haapaniemi
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