Developing English language support for the lingua franca learning environments at the master’s level

  • Kari K. Pitkänen
  • Tuula Lehtonen
  • Roy Siddall
  • Anu Virkkunen-Fullenwider


This paper focuses on the changing landscape of international higher education and the role language plays in the current trend towards internationalization through English-medium Master’s Degree Programmes at the University of Helsinki. We provide an overview of the changing situation, with the increasing number of new English-medium programmes, and discuss the development of language support designed to meet the needs of the students in these programmes. This paper is based on a pilot project for developing language support for these programmes at the University of Helsinki


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