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Special arrangements due to the covid-19 pandemic

From 7.2.2022, Arbis will gradually begin with in class-teaching. As the covid 19-restrictions have been eased, a large part of the courses that started remotely in January will now be conducted as in class-teaching. The transition takes place gradually during February. For some courses, distance education will continue throughout February, whereas other courses will be hold remotely during the whole spring term. Arbis notifies all enrolled students in person approximately one week in advance if a course that has started online will begin with contact teaching. The dates and times always remain the same. 

The courses that were postponed in January will start as contact teaching at the end of February or at the beginning of March. In return, those courses are, if possible, extended in the end during the spring and early summer. At the beginning of January, all course participants received an email from Arbis with the postponed course dates. They are also updated in this electronic course portal. Since the course starts have been postponed, it is still possible to register for these courses.

All the changes are introduced in the digital study program that is available via this course portal. 

The course invoices will be sent out in the spring of 2022 exceptionally towards the end of the course, in order to be able to take into account unplanned changes.


Enrolment

Enrolment is possible through the course homepage or by filling out the enrolment form and delivering it to the office at Kaskisgatan 5, floor 5. You can enrol in the courses and lectures of the spring term 2022 from Wednesday, 8 December, onwards. The registration opened at 18:00.

For most courses the enrolment period ends one week before the start of the course, unless specified otherwise. The course will be cancelled if the number of people enrolled to a course is below the minimum amount; the people who have enrolled already will be notified if the course is cancelled. You will not be separately notified if the course begins as planned.

Enrolment to Spring 2022 started on 8th December at 18:00.


Fees

All fees, including lecture fees, are invoiced. We do not handle cash at the office.

Course fees will be invoiced after the course has started, the invoice will be delivered by mail to the address given at the registration. Arbis is gradually implementing an option of invoicing the course by email. The option is mentioned separately for the relevant courses. During the spring term of 2022 the invoice will, exceptionally, be sent towards the end of the course.


Cancellation of enrolment

Cancellation of enrolment must be done at least one week before the start of the course unless otherwise specified. Cancellation can be done electronically if you have registered online. Otherwise you can cancel your registration by contacting Arbis. 

The course will be invoiced if you have failed to cancel your registration within the provided time frame. Unpaid course fees will be sent to collections. The principal can waive the fee or allow a differing amount to be paid if the student can provide a certificate of illness that states that the student cannot participate in the course.

Please note that the teachers do not handle registrations, cancellations or notifications about withdrawing from courses. Registrations or cancellations that are submitted only to the teacher are not valid.

The course fee will be reduced if Arbis cancels a course when more than 1/3 of the course remains. However, fees will not be reduced or repaid if the reduction will be less than 10 € or if the course is cancelled due to force majeure.


Special offer for students

To encourage the integration of participants, Arbis offers the participants in the courses Swedish A1.1, Swedish A1.2, Swedish A2.1, Svenska A2.2 and Svensk konversation B1 a waiver worth 30 € to be used to pay the course fee of one (1) other course at Arbis during the spring term. Contact the office for more information.


Contact details

You can reach the office personnel by phone: +358 44 907 47 37 and by e-mail: arbis@turku.fi. Please note that it is not possible to enrol in courses by phone or e-mail.


Language levels

At Arbis we usually classify our courses according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. For more information about which level is suitable for you visit the page of the Council of European through this link.

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    Kvällsmålning ute i Botaniska trädgården, fyra kvällar i maj och juni

    Price: 28,00 €
    Teacher: André Peterdi
    Place: Runsala botaniska trädgårds huvudingång, Runsala parkväg 215, 20100 Åbo
    Lessons: 20,00    Spring term: 17.5.2022 - 7.6.2022
    Registration begins: 8.12.2021 18.00
    Registration ends: 16.5.2022 23.59
    Number of places: 15
    There are available places on the course
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    Price: 10,00 €
    Teacher: Hans G. Hästbacka
    Place: Parkeringsplatsen vid Hallisforsen, Valkkvarnsgränden 2, 20540 Åbo
    Spring term: 10.6.2022 - 10.6.2022
    Registration begins: 8.12.2021 18.00
    Number of places: 15
    There are available places on the course
  • 130127

    Unik fältkurs i arkeologisk utgrävningsteknik, fyra junidagar 15-18.6

    Price: 85,00 €
    Teacher: Jan Fast och Janne Soisalo
    Place: Jäkärlä stenåldersboplats
    Lessons: 64,00    Spring term: 15.6.2022 - 18.6.2022
    Registration begins: 8.12.2021 18.00
    Registration ends: 10.6.2022 23.59
    Number of places: 20
    There are available places on the course
  • 130128

    Unik fältkurs i arkeologisk utgrävningsteknik, fyra junidagar 19-22.6

    Price: 85,00 €
    Teacher: Jan Fast och Janne Soisalo
    Place: Jäkärlä stenåldersboplats
    Lessons: 64,00    Spring term: 19.6.2022 - 22.6.2022
    Registration begins: 8.12.2021 18.00
    Registration ends: 16.6.2022 23.59
    Number of places: 20
    The course is fully booked, you can register on the waiting list
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    Anmälningstiden till höstens kurser börjar 10.8.2022 kl. 18.00

    Teacher: Sixten Westerby
    Place: 5 vån. Rum 506, Kaskisgatan 5, 20700 Åbo
    Spring term: 27.7.2022 - 27.7.2022
    Number of places: 3000
    There are available places on the course