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Kielibuusti - Teaching Finnish and Swedish to international experts

In the Kielibuusti (Language Boost) project, teaching of Finnish and Swedish will be developed to make it a better match for the language proficiency needs of international experts to be recruited into Finland and those already in the country. Kielibuusti is a project under the Talent Boost activities associated with the internationalisation programme of Finnish higher education institutions. The Talent Boost programme is coordinated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the Ministry of Education and Culture.
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What is the Kielibuusti (Language Boost) project?

In the Kielibuusti (Language Boost) project, different aspects of language learning will be developed to better match the needs of international talents: teaching of Finnish and Swedish, the studying opportunities as well as language learning paths. A nation-wide cooperation model between higher education institutions teaching Finnish or Swedish as a second language, as well as an online learning platform, will be the outcomes of the project. The online platform will provide Finnish and Swedish language learning services and information in one place for language learners, teachers of Finnish and Swedish, employers working with international students and career counsellors.

The Kielibuusti (Language Boost) project is part of a national Talent Boost project of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, which aims to improve the employment opportunities of highly skilled immigrants through various means. The Kielibuusti (Language Boost) is coordinated by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. The universities of applied sciences in Helsinki metropolitan area, Haaga-Helia, Laurea and Metropolia, also participate in the project. The project is running from 2021 until 2024.

On this page you can find out more about what the Kielibuusti (Language Boost) offers to Aalto University students and staff.

Read more on the project's own website https://kielibuusti.fi/en/home/.

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What would help learning Finnish? Participate in an interview and tell us about your experiences and wishes!  

The Kielibuusti (Language Boost) project is building a nationwide online portal to promote Finnish and Swedish learning opportunities for international talents. You – as the potential user of the platform – are an expert on what the portal should contain. Come and share your views in an interview! 

We are looking for interviewees from the following groups:

  • Finnish language learners
  • career counsellors working with international students or alumni
  • administrative staff working with international affairs

The interviews will take place remotely during September and October 2022. Would you like to be interviewed? Please contact us via email [email protected] by October 7th the latest and we will get back to you!

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