The Language CV is a tool students can use to present their language skills and all that is hidden behind grades or has been acquired elsewhere. Use it to describe your language skills in detail and send it out as an attachment of your resume. With your Language CV you can demonstrate not only your language skills, but also your international competence, interest in languages and desire to use languages in further studies and the world of work.

All your language skills = The Language CV!

What is it?

As part of your Language Profile, you can compile a Language CV to make visible your language skills and international competence. The Language CV functions as a reporting tool of the Language Profile: It is a summary of your language skills and international competence in the language profile. Thus, the Language CV offers you the opportunity to demonstrate your language skills more extensively than in a traditional CV when applying for a job or further studies.

What should the Language CV include?

In your Language CV, you should

  • assess your knowledge of different languages ​​in accordance with the CEFR
  • give a verbal description of your language skills.

For example, you can describe how you use different language outside of school, as well as language skills you have acquired outside of school. You can also add links to samples and certificates in your Language CV, for example, audio files, videos, podcasts or text in the target language.

What tools should be used to compile a Language CV?

Our goal is to produce a nationwide tool for compiling a Language CV. For more information, see the pilot version of the Language CV, published in late 2021 (link at the end of page).

Before the national tool is published, we recommend using the following types of templates for your Language CV. For example, a language resume might look like this:

Listing of languages along with proficiency, skills highlights and samples.