Introduction to the Language Centre

The Language Centre is a unit of expertise in language teaching and research, whose task is to provide the language and communication courses required for the completion of degrees granted by all the Faculties of the University, to support the internationalization of the students and staff, and to offer a wide range of language and communication services to the university community and other customers.

Objectives and specific areas of development

2014 was the second year of the target programme for 2013-2016.

The specific areas of development in the programme are the support of the University’s internationalisation and multilingualism, the multidisciplinary development of the quality of teaching, the creation of language courses and services that meet the needs of the University, the development of connections with working life, and the maintenance of a collegial and inspiring work community. These areas have been promoted during 2014 in the following ways:

Writers: Jaana Fränti, Sinikka Karjalainen, Seija Korhonen, Kari K. Pitkänen, Johanna Vaattovaara and Kirsi Wallinheimo