Language CV

A language resume is a tool that allows a student to highlight all the language skills that are hidden behind grades or acquired elsewhere. It can be incorporated into a CV. A language CV demonstrates not only language skills, but also international competence, interest in languages and a desire to use languages in work and study.

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Instruction to the demo in Finnish

All your language skills

= Language CV!


As part of the language profile, Language CV will be created to help the student make their language skills visible to the needs of the future. Language CV is a language profile reporting tool: It summarises the reflection on one’s own language skills and international competence in the language profile. Thus, the Language CV offers students the opportunity to talk about language skills more extensively than in the CV when traditionally applying for a job or postgraduate studies.

What’s in a Language CV?

In a Language CV, the student will report on the

  • Knowledge of different languages ​​(assessed on the CEFR scale)
  • A verbal description of their special skills (“highlights”)

For example, a student can describe how they’re using language outside of school, as well as skills acquired outside of school. The student links to samples and certificates. Samples can be, for example, audio files, videos, podcasts or text in the target language.

Where to do a Language CV?

Our goal is to produce a nationwide tool for your Language CV. To this end, a development project is underway to develop a minimal viable version of the language CV:

Rautalankaversiosio, Kieli-CV Download

The next step in the project is to develop a demo. The demo will be completed by the end of 2021. As the tool is still under development, at this time we can only present the contents of the Language CV. We’ll let you know more as the project progresses.

While waiting for the tool, 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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