At the beginning of June, celebrations were held for general upper secondary school graduates and other new graduates. Congratulations to all those who finished school or their studies!
At Delingua, we want to do something positive and support young students. As we believe that future talents should be encouraged even before they enter post-secondary education, we decided to award scholarships to a couple of highly accomplished language students. The scholarships were awarded to two students at Helsinki Upper Secondary School of Languages, Makke Amé and Elisabeth Salm, for their achievements in language studies.
At the upper secondary school, both Amé and Salm have studied several other languages in addition to English and Swedish, such as German, French, Latin, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese. According to the two young linguists, languages are interesting because they allow you to get to know different countries, cultures and history. Knowledge of languages helps you especially abroad, but also in Finland.
Salm says that the job she got as a tourist guide in Porvoo last summer was mainly because of her extensive language skills. During her studies at upper secondary school, she has also translated texts for her teachers and international visitors to the school. According to Amé, when you understand other languages, you can also access internet content that is not necessarily available in Finnish, which makes information search more comprehensive and reliable. So, languages open doors to both history and the future.
The two general upper secondary school graduates have clear plans for the future. Amé’s dream job is a career as a Japanese-Finnish translator, and he has never considered studies in any other field. Salm also wants to work with languages in one way or another in the future, as a teacher, interpreter or translator, for instance. These future talents are warmly welcome to visit Delingua to learn more about the language service industry and the daily life at a translation agency.