research & innovation

…for creative language education


crealang. research & innovation (founded in 2014) is an internationally operating Finland-based agency specialized in supporting language education through research-based technology innovations and a wide range of accompanying measures of training, consulting, materials’ production and online-services. As an academic spin-off emerging from in-depth language education research the main mission of crealang. is to make research and its results more easily accessible for diverse fields of language education practice and thereby to contribute to a timely development of language education research itself.


Language learning is a life-long journey – through different phases and stages, in various settings and spaces. By providing exceptional online-solutions and materials for training, documentation and profiling of language performance, crealang. research & innovation will take you to learning environments and reality-like communication situations as colorful as the life itself – wherever you are, whenever you like.


We cordially welcome you to join the journey!

Kim Haataja, Ph.D.

Research & Development

We at crealang. research & innovation strongly believe that it is absolutely no disadvantage for research to be of advantage. We do our best to make big and small research measures succeed and love to see research findings evolve to evidence-based innovations – and this not least also for research purposes.


Crealang. operations are, by their nature, evidence-based, research-driven and multidisciplinary. Emerging especially from studies in applied linguistics, foreign language didactics and language education, the r & d –profile of Crealang. has grown over the years to cover related topics also in the field of language (education) policy and curriculum development, as well as some new openings in film production and human-computer interaction (HCI).


Without the significant range of project measures in both local and regional, as well as in national and international settings, the research and development profile of Crealang. would be far away from what it is today.
Click here for an overview of some measures which have either contributed to the Crealang. Initiative in the first place and / or are shaping its current pathways in research and development.


Content and Language Integrated Learning in German – State of the Art and Development Potential in Europe


Content and Language Integrated Learning in Languages Other Than English – Getting Started!


Content and Language Integrated Learning in German – Scandinavian Profiles


Schule im Wandel | School in Transition

ProfiDaF I

Profilierung sprachlich-kultureller Kompetenzen in Deutsch als Fremdsprache mittels Computersimulationen

ProfiDaF II

Profilierung sprachlich-fachlicher Kompetenzen in Deutsch als Fremdsprache mittels Computersimulationen


Profiling Learning Progression through Computer Simulations in CLIL-Environments


Development and Use of Multimodal Tools and Techniques for Profiling Oral Language Proficiency


Ein Überblick mit Einblick – Erhebungsstudie und Videodokumentationen zu CLILiG in Finnland


Profiling Language Performance through Computer Simulations in Upper Secondary Education


Profiling Language Performance Across Curriculum through Computer Simulations in Upper Secondary Education


Innovative Wege und Werkzeuge für integriertes Lernen in der Zielsprache Deutsch weltweit

Training & Consulting

Along with exceptional online-solutions for training, documentation and profiling of language and communication performance, crealang. also provides training and consulting services ranging from lectures and presentations to one- and two-day workshop events, as well as from short-term advisory services to longer-term measures of documentation, analysis and evaluation.

We focus on issues around languages and cultures in education and working life. Our approach is multi-disciplinary and research-driven, but yet strongly transfer oriented: we want our research and innovation work to be of use – and help you to succeed.

  • Individual Language Profiling
  • Immersive Simulation Adventures through Languages and Cultures
  • Online-Labs for Assessment and Competence Analysis
  • For private use, educational settings and working life contexts

Individual Language Profiling

The first and an important preparatory step for your simulation adventures – in support of your language (learning) awareness, language use and the overall assessment of your communicative performance.

Simulation journeys

Video-based immersion adventures through languages and cultures, in different settings and spaces, through changing sceneries and real-life situations…

Self- and peer-assessment

How well did you perform this time? Go ahead, analyse your own performance and let your teacher or any other evaluation expert of your choice know what YOU think of your own perfomance – via any mobile device, wherever and whenever you like.

Language Performance Analysis & Feedback

Based on your individual language profiling, your simulation performance(s) and your self-assessment activities, the LangPerform-Online Lab enables an accurate and comprehensive analysis of your communication performance for various purposes of education and working life – through your teacher, coach or other evaluation professional and, of course, independent of place and time.


LangPerformLab – only for you.

You would like to use LangPerform simulations for your specific training purposes or for innovative documentation, research or evaluation measure? Absolutely no problem! Please let us know about your idea below and we will show you very soon, how elastic the LPL can be!

LP – The story so far.

The LangPerform language simulation concept – in short: LP – comprises evidence, experiences and insights from research and development work in the field since the beginning of the present millenium.

Below, we are happy to shed light on some milestones of the LP-story so far.


…is a place to get together, to create, to share and to innovate. Step inside, join the CreaCrew and learn more!

crealang. research & innovation

Pajakatu 11

FIN-33100 Tampere

ID: FI2639328-7


SKYPE: Crealounge.

PHONE: +358 50 590 7188



© crealang. research & innovation 2018