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ERIC Number: ED566921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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Communicating and Teaching Languages: A Module for Life
Koglbauer, René; Andersen, Elizabeth; Stewart, Sophie
This case study introduces a final year undergraduate module in the School of Modern Languages at Newcastle University. The module offers a model for embedding careers in modern languages teaching into the curriculum, and thereby enhancing student employability. The case study gives an insight into the various strands of activity undertaken by the students/Language Ambassadors on the module. These include university-led input that focuses on the areas of language policy, pedagogy, professionalism and reflection, and a 60-hour in-school placement which allows the Language Ambassadors to gain first-hand experience of what the teaching profession is like. Through the academic assessments (a reflective report in the target language, a portfolio and a reflective essay) the academic and school experience are brought together. The authors make the argument that the module addresses the development of transferable skills that employers are looking for in employees. A short list of references and links is included. [For the complete volume, "Employability for Languages: A Handbook," see ED566902.] La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)