Defence Language Centre

The Finnish Defence Language Centre is equated with a department in the National Defence University administrative hierarchy.

The Defence Language Centre is responsible for foreign language teaching, teaching Swedish as a second official language and language research in the National Defence University. It also provides the necessary language training and language services (translations, interpretation and terminology guidance) for all of the Finnish Defence Forces.

The personnel of the Language Centre provide the following services

  • translations, proofreading and interpreting
  • general language guidance, terminology guidance
  • language training
  • evaluation of purchased language training and language courses
  • language examinations and language testing
  • personnel language requirements and language examinations' equivalence
  • language material, dictionary, language software and hardware acquisitions
  • research and development regarding languages
  • operational language testing in personnel recruitment.