For teachers

This website is a draft version of the support material prepared by the Finnish National Agency for Education and LUKKI-network for the language profile. The methods and content of the language profile are decided on locally. The support material can be used as needed. A language profile can consist of four interrelated parts:

  1. a mapping of language skills 
  2. a mapping of language learning skills and language learning strategies; 
  3. samples of language skills 
  4. certificates, language CV (e.g. oral examination). 

The aim is that the language profile can be supplemented in several languages.

In summary

Language profile in a nutshell

A language profile is a student’s sample portfolio, which consists of the student’s own experiences, goals, and a joint reflection of themselves, which allow the student to present (should they wish to do so) their own skills and goals in a broad and personal way. The creation of a language profile begins at the beginning of studies and it is returned to at various study stages.
The student prepares a language CV as part of their language profile. A language CV is a summary of a student’s skills in different languages and their knowledge of language studies.
This support material can be used especially in the 1st language module. The support material is designed to address the student, so the assignments can be used as is. They can also be altered or further developed according to educational needs. It is good to return to the same tasks at different stages of your studies for reflection.
The intention is that the language profile includes several different languages.

Who is responsible for creating the language profile with the students? For example, is it handled in ENA1 or FINA1 modules in all schools?

This is decided locally. The student draws up a language profile as soon as their first compulsory language course begins and it is a good idea to work together so that the student does not have to do the same tasks multiple times.

In what modules, other than ENA1 or FINA1, is the language profile used in?

In Language modules 1 and 6 (FINA5) and Language modules 1 and 5 (FINB14). However, we encourage the inclusion of a language profile as part of each course.

What is a Language CV and when is that created?

A “language CV” is a compilation of a student’s knowledge of different languages. It can be compiled at any stage of your studies.

Which modules include Language Profile tasks and in which module should the Language CV be compiled?

This is decided locally. The language profile is generally looked at least in modules 1 and 6 of an A-level curriculum language (FINA5) and in modules 1 and 5 of B-level curriculum language (FINB14). However, we encourage the inclusion of a language profile as part of each course.
It is a good idea to attach evidence of competence to your language CV. ‘Samples’ can be collected at any stage of general upper secondary studies.