Energy boost –  training on multilingualism for language teachers

Welcome to teacher training for language teachers!

The training day is suitable for teachers' "VESO" day. Participants should discuss eligibility with their employer ahead of time. In-person participants will receive a certificate for their participation.

This training is for language teachers at all education levels. You can participate in person at HRSK (Lycée franco-finlandais d'Helsinki) or via stream of the keynote speakers and the panel discussion.

If you are participating in person, sign up using the link at the end of this page. You can then use the same link to sign up for the evening program at the French Institute. This event is multilingual:  the program is mainly in Finnish but the arrangements consider participants' languages. Participation is free. Travel is covered by participants. 


Further details will be updated here soon. Program changes are possible. 



Visiting classes: opportunity to follow language teaching, European School of Helsinki

Visiting classes: opportunity to follow language teaching, how teaching in a foreign language works in pre-primary and primary education, HRSK, Raumantie 4

10-10:10 Opening words, Jorma Kauppinen, Counsellor of education, EDUFI
10.10-10.25 Joint speech by the state language schools, principals Najat Ouakrim-Soivio, HRSK, Tuula Väisänen, SVK, and Kristiina Siimes, ESH

1st keynote: The significance of participation in foreign language learning, in Finnish

Maarit Kaunisto, PHd, vice principal, Finnish-Russian School


Workshop round 1:

a. Upper secondary students' perceptions of feedback, Toni Mäkipää, post-doctoral researcher, University of Helsinki. Workshop language: English (Finnish and French)

b. Multilingualism in the classroom: Accelerating the foreign language learning with intercomprehension, Dejana Kerošević Isosalo, Coordinator Educational Cooperation German, Goethe-Institut Finnland . Workshop language: English (German, Finnish, other languages)

c. ''Multilinguisme : l'exemple des souris''Jean-Philippe Payette, European School of Helsinki. Workshop language: French - but all languages welcome

d. Opportunities offered by Erasmus+ programme, Programme adviser Juuli Juntura, EDUFI. Workshop language: Finnish (English)

e. Benchmark samples and other tools for oral language skills, Olli Määttä, Counsellor of education/ Yvonne Nummela, Counsellor of education, EDUFI. Workshop language: Finnish and Swedish

f. Language teaching with movement in early language learning, Tuuli Virtanen, Lecturer in Russian, Finnish-Russian School. Workshop language: Finnish


Workshop round 2

As above


Lunch and visiting stands




Goethe-Institut Finnland


l'Institut français de Finlande


Svenska Nu


13.40-14.25 2nd keynote: Multilingualism in language teaching, Peppi Taalas, University of Jyväskylä
14.25-14.45 Coffee 

Panel discussion: Language skills needed in working life and further studies

  • Teppo Koski M.Sc., Senior Consultant, TEKO Consulting
  • Marja Rosvall, Counsellor, Team Leader HR planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland
  • Tanja Juurus, Project Manager, National Project for the Development of University Admissions 2022-2025
  • Raine Tiessalo, Yle (2011-2012) and AFP (2013-2015) correspondent
  • Anne Siltanen FL, yhteisten aineiden lehtori (englanti, ruotsi), Koulutuskeskus Salpaus, SUKOL ry
15.45-16 Closing words, Stéphane Schorderet, Director and Counsellor for Cultural and Scientific Affairs, l'Institut français de Finlande
16-17 Bus to l'Institut français de Finlande, Yrjönkatu 36
17 Wine and cheese at l'Institut français de Finlande


The event is organised by: The Finnish National Agency for Education, LUKKI Network, Kieliverkosto (The Finnish Network for Language Education Policies), HRSK (Helsingin ranskalais-suomalainen koulu, Lycée franco-finlandais d'Helsinki), Finnish-Russian School (Suomalais-venäläinen koulu, Финско-русская школа), European School of Helsinki (Helsingin eurooppalainen koulu), l'Institut français de Finlande (French Institute, Ranskan instituutti), Goethe-Institut, Suomi-Venäjä-seura, Svenskanu, and SUKOL.

Sign up here

Date and place

3.11.2023 08.30 – 16.00
Helsingin ranskalais-suomalainen koulu
Raumantie 4, 00350 Helsinki

Getting there: From Helsinki main railway station by bus 300, from Kamppi by bus number 20, and from Pasila railway station by bus number 500. There is no parking.
Stream link
Link to stream keynotes and the panel discussion.

Enrolment period

24.8.2023 – 10.10.2023 at 18:00 o'clock