The Language Centre is a unit at Åbo Akademi University with the task to offer courses in the national languages, foreign languages and academic writing. Our aim is to enable every student to develop their skills in language and communication that are required during studies and later in professional careers.
We operate on both campuses, Åbo and Vasa, and our teachers and staff offer services to approximately 4 000 students. All national degree students are required to accomplish compulsory levels of the national languages Swedish and Finnish, as well as at least one foreign language. In addition to compulsory language studies, all students can improve their language skills by choosing from a range of optional courses.