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ERIC Number: ED566909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
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Is Developing Employability Skills Relevant to Adult Language Students?
Beaven, Tita
Research-publishing.net
Open University (OU) students are typically mature students who combine studying part-time with work or caring responsibilities; the average age of OU language students has been dropping, and about 30% of our new students are now under 25. The traditional view of adult learners who study languages is that they often study for pleasure or personal development, rather than for clear career goals. The current study investigated whether adult students found the development of employability skills as part of their language courses useful, and, if so, the development of which particularly key employability skills they valued most. A short list of references and links is included. [For the complete volume, "Employability for Languages: A Handbook," see ED566902.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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