XYHX1000 Multilingual creative writing – play with languages! (1–2 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



Students will try creative writing in various languages and genres, for example, poetry, short fiction, fragments, aphorisms, etc. In addition, to sharing the ideas about multilingual texts, the contact sessions will offer various creative writing exercises, courageously playing with different languages, and thus activating students’ overall linguistic repertoire.

During the course, students will obtain both the teacher and peer feedback on their texts.

At the end of the course, an Open Mic will be held, where everyone will have an opportunity to present ones’ own texts to the group.

Students may get two (2) credits for the course, however, that will require their active participation in pair or group work and publishing of their texts in the selected forum.

The course can be included in optional communication and language studies.

Completion methods

Contact sessions (participation in group work) and completion of assignments.

Assessment details

Active participation. Successful completion of assignments.

Learning outcomes

After completion of the course, students are expected to recognize the possibilities of multilingual writing and alternative processes of multilingual text production. Furthermore, their expression of fictitious texts is expected to become more diverse.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (1–2 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish