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ERIC Number: ED566937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
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Spanish for Business: A Journey into Employability
Lallana, Amparo; Pastor-González, Victoria
As language lecturers, we believe that we equip our graduates with a range of key skills that give them an edge in the employment market. But, query final year students of a Business and Languages degree on the value of language learning for employability, and they are likely to mention a small number of functional abilities such as CV writing and interview skills. This perception gap inspired us to critically assess how employability is embedded in our language modules. We started by identifying the most sought after skills amongst employers and then explored with the team how these skills are integrated and developed through tasks and assessments. Finally, matching skills and tasks, we visually modelled the process by which students acquire more complex skills as they become increasingly competent in the Target Language (TL). 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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)