Second language development at work: evidence from Finnish health care sector

Second language development at work: evidence from Finnish health care sector

Minna Suni, Professor, Jyväskylä University, Finland

International mobility is common in the health care sector, and also Nordic countries are attracting more and more professionals from abroad. The aim of this presentation is to give an overview of the results of the project Health care Finnish: developing and assessing Finnish proficiency among health care professionals (University of Jyväskylä 2014-2015) and to discuss some pedagogical inferences based on them. Also language policies and language education policies will be touched upon.

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