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Language skills and language learning skills in light of transversal competence

Transversal competence is knowledge situated within context.

Linguistic and cultural competences are linked to the broad competences you develop in all general upper secondary courses. After all, general upper secondary studies are not individual fragments or grains of information, but form a broader set of general education with which you will face the future. Simplified know-how means, in a simplified way, the perception of such a wider entity and, most importantly, its introduction.

In order to make concrete competence concretely achievable, it is divided into six different areas.

The areas are 1) well-being competence, 2) interaction competence, 3) multidisciplinary and creative competence, 4) social competence, 5) ethics and environmental competence, and 6) global and cultural competence. Although it is easy to imagine that language studies will only help you to develop your interaction skills and your global and cultural skills, language skills and language learning skills are in fact central to all six areas.

An example of transversal competence and language skills

Language skills are democracy skills.

In October 2020, we ran the Finnish campaign together with the Language Network.

In the campaign, we highlighted the importance of language skills as a democracy skill. How does language skills help you get involved and make a difference in your daily life?

The campaign is a window into interaction and societal skills in terms of language skills.