http://static.yle.fi/global/api/ylefilogo.pngToday more and more university courses are being offered in English but not everyone's happy about the development, which is seen as undermining Finland's official languages. "It's hard to say what will happen if English continues to take over," said Taina Saarinen, who researches languages in higher education at Jyväskylä University.
Saarinen calls the phenomenon—which is also being seen in the other Nordics—"anglophone asymmetry".
"We're small countries who want to use attractive English-language programmes to draw in foreign students and researchers," she explained. Read more...