Tiina Raatikainen completed her Master of Education degree in 1992, qualifying as a class teacher. At the moment she works at Kortepohja elementary school in Jyväskylä, a school which has long experience of offering bilingual programmes in English and Finnish. Her special subjects include music and physical education. She spent the spring of 1998 teaching at the Western Academy of Beijung, China. Her day-to-day work involves the development, testing, and refining of CLIL teaching techniques. She also supervises and coordinates bilingual teaching practice periods for teacher trainees of Jyväskylä University.