The Language CV

The Language CV is a tool students can use to present their language skills and all that is hidden behind grades or has been acquired elsewhere. Use it to describe your language skills in detail and send it out as an attachment of your resume. With your Language CV you can demonstrate not only your language skills, but also your international competence, interest in languages and desire to use languages in further studies and working life.

All your language skills

= The Language CV!


As part of their Language Profile, students can compile a Language CV to make visible their language skills and international competence. The Language CV functions as a reporting tool of the Language Profile: It is a summary of the student’s own language skills and international competence in the language profile. Thus, the Language CV offers students the opportunity to demonstrate their language skills more extensively than in a traditional CV when applying for a job or further studies.

What should the Language CV include?

In their Language CV, the student will

  • assess their knowledge of different languages ​​in accordance with the CEFR
  • give a verbal description of their language skills.

For example, a student can describe how they use different languages outside of school, as well as language skills acquired outside of school. The student can add links to samples and certificates into their Language CV. Samples can be, for example, audio files, videos, podcasts or text in the target language.

What tools should be used to compile a Language CV?

Our goal is to produce a nationwide tool for compiling a Language CV. For more information, see the pilot version of the Language CV, published in late 2021.

Instruction to the demo in Finnish

Before the national tool is published, we recommend using the following types of templates for your Language CV. For example, a language resume might look like this:

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