Language Centre

Jalkanen Juha, Pedagogical Head, University Lecturer

Kärki Ba 126

Pedagogical Head, University Lecturer

Organizational and pedagogical development at the Language Centre.


  • PhD (Applied linguistics, University of Jyväskylä)
  • M.A. (Finnish language, University of Jyväskylä)

Special expertise:

  • Pedagogical development (language teaching)

National networking:

  • Association Finlandaise de Linguistique Appliquée AFinLA: member (2013–); secretary (2013); debuty member of executive board (2015–2016), vice president (2017–)

International networking:

  • European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI): junior researcher member (2016–)
  • ScandLE – Teaching Problem-based Learning in Virtual Learning Environments (2011–2012)


    • LINGU@NETWORK – Development of an interactive web environment for sharing multilingual learning and teaching resources (EU)
    • SpeakApps: Oral production and interaction in a foreign language through online ICT tools (EU)
    • VERKKOLEHTORI – Development of digital learning materials for Finnish language (CIMO)

    Research interests:

    • Pedagogical development in multimodal environments
    • Professional development of language teachers
    • Co-design of language learning and teaching practices
    • Sustainability in language learning and technology
    • Multiliteracies and second language learning





    Street address:
    Seminaarinmäki Campus,
    Oppio building

    Office hours: Mon-Fri 8-16


    Postal address:
    University Language Centre
    P.O.Box 35
    40014 University of Jyväskylä

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