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A globe partly inside a speech bubble. Around it "further studies", "working life", "everyday life and communities", and "internationalisation"

Working on your language profile will help you reflect on your language learning experiences and your current language learner self now, and after general upper secondary. This site offers ideas and examples for compiling your personal language profile.

What is the language profile?

All students compile a Language profile as part of their general upper secondary school studies. Its purpose is to support your growth as a language learner and language user.

This site will guide you to reflect on:

  • what your language skills consist of
  • what your linguistic and cultural identity consists of
  • what we mean by language skills and interaction skills
  • how languages can be learned
  • how various language skills can be made use of after general upper secondary school.

You will explore these themes from different perspectives by reflecting on diverse tasks and related materials. Your reflections will function as the core of your Language profile. Tasks can be completed independently, in pairs, or in groups.

My language self: Skills, knowledge, values, attitudes, and will. Surrounded by five components: Language repertoire, linguistic and cultural diversity, language awareness, language skills, and language learner self.
Language learner’s language self

Creating your language profile

Decide together with your teacher where you will create your language profile. Suitable platforms include, for example, Google Classroom, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft 365, as well as blogs and social media platforms.

You can personalize your language profile according to your own preferences. Add attachments, images, videos, and audio files to demonstrate your language skills.

A person is sitting on a globe, surrounded by internationalisation, world of work, everyday life and communities, and further education. Circling, are three step of the language profile: reflect, assess and describe, and present.
For teachers

For teachers

This learning material can be made use of when designing the local language profile.

About the site

Read a short description of the learning materials and the most asked questions.


Read the most asked questions about the Language Profile and their answers.

For students

For students

Here you will find materials created for students working on their language profile.


Language skills

What are language skills made up of?

Language, culture, and internationalisation

What is the role of internationalisation and global and cultural competence in language studies?

Language learning skills

How do I learn best?

The Language CV

Read about the Language CV!

See examples of a Language CV and what it can include.

Get in touch

Give feedback or send your questions to:

firstname.lastname [at]

Karoliina Inha, Coordinator
Anu Halvari, Senior Advisor
Yvonne Nummela, undervisningsrådet
Olli Määttä, Senior Advisor
Salla Sigvart, Coordinator

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The learning material has been compiled in cooperation with the LUKKI network and the Finnish National Agency for Education. The material has been compiled by Karoliina Inha (LUKKI network), Anu Halvari, Yvonne Nummela, Paula Mattila and Salla Sigvart (The Finnish National Agency for Education).


Inha, K., Halvari, A., Nummela, Y., Mattila, P., Sigvart, S., The Language Profile. The Finnish National Agency for Education website: Published: 11.10.2022. Accessed: date.