Project goals and development principles

The project is guided by three principles founded on current research-based knowledge:

The central premise of Kielibuusti is that language is learned not only in language courses and as a result of individual effort but everywhere in our environment, in interaction with other people. The primary setting for learning languages is not language courses but the everyday and institutional situations in which people participate. The key duty of language teaching is to guide the learner to actively observe their language environment, encourage them to use Finnish or Swedish, and provide them with tools for effective self and peer assessment to enable them to continuously develop their skills.

We look for ways to support learners and their immediate communities in enhancing language learning. We produce learning paths, pedagogical models, digital solutions, and support materials based on our pilots and research. The results of the project will help 

The development will result in the following for nationwide use:  

The focus of implementation will be on research-based development of digital solutions for language learning and teaching. Materials produced by Kielibuusti and our networks will be collected in an open access online portal.

More information about the project


The project comprises four sub-projects (work packages) that are interlinked and mutually supportive. The development of teaching in Swedish is included in each sub-project, whenever applicable […]

Project operators

The project is carried out collaboratively by Aalto University, the Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, the University of Helsinki, the Laurea University of Applied Sciences and the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences […]

Kielibuusti as part of Talent Boost

In its midterm policy review and spending limits discussion of spring 2021, the Finnish government stated that the number of international degree students in Finland should be tripled by 2030, while increasing their […]