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Language CV

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Language skills and language learning skills as
transversal competences

Language skills and cultural competence are linked to the transversal
competences that you develop throughout general upper secondary school
studies. Transversal competences form the common objectives for all subjects
in general upper secondary education.

In order to make it more tangible, transversal competence has been divided
into six areas. The areas of transversal competence are:
• well-being competence,
• interaction competence,
• multidisciplinary and creative competence,
• societal competence,
• ethical and environmental competence,
• and global and cultural competence.

Language studies support especially the development of your interaction
competence and your global and cultural competence. Language skills and
language learning skills are also central to the other areas of transversal

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.