4. Language learning paths and models from higher education to employment

Sub-project 4 develops and models Finnish and Swedish language learning paths at higher education institutions. We focus on the needs of international master’s programmes and the orientation and mentoring of international staff. In addition, this sub-project examines and develops research-based models for language learning in work communities. We take into consideration both the employee as a language learner, and the work community and supervisors as enablers of language learning.

The models are based on the results of previous similar projects and research-based knowledge. During the project, we pilot various methods of language learning outside the classroom in international master’s programmes and multilingual work communities that employ people with higher education degrees.

Person in charge of the sub-project

Johanna Komppa.

Johanna Komppa

University of Helsinki


Photo: Anni Hanén

Read more about the other sub-projects

1. Cooperation between higher education institutions in teaching Finnish or Swedish as a second language: a national collaboration model and an online portal

2. Digital solutions for language learning and teaching

3. Language pedagogy models for teaching and supervision

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