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ERIC Number: ED574244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 161
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 978-1-9084-1649-0
Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University: Enhancing Employability
Álvarez-Mayo, Carmen, Ed.; Gallagher-Brett, Angela, Ed.; Michel, Franck, Ed.
This second volume in this series of papers dedicated to innovative language teaching and learning at university focuses on enhancing employability. Throughout the book, which includes a selection of 14 peer-reviewed and edited short papers, authors share good practices drawing on research; reflect on their experience to promote student engagement, inclusivity, and collaboration; and foster a successful learning environment while developing employability skills. Whatever the language--or the subject taught--there are a number of skills, behaviours, attributes and attitudes which staff and students should be aware of in order to enhance teaching and learning so as to maximise student potential and their employability prospects. Following Notes on Contributor and a Foreword by Jocelyn Wyburd, this volume contains the following: (1) "Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing employability"--an introduction (Carmen Álvarez-Mayo, Angela Gallagher-Brett, and Franck Michel). Section 1: Mapping the "Global Graduate" landscape: (2) Transnational graduates and employability: challenges for HE language departments (Jocelyn Wyburd); (3) The year abroad: understanding the employability skills of the Global Graduate (Cristina López-Moreno); (4) "I'm just a linguist--all I can do is teach or translate." Broadening language graduates' horizons through employer engagement (Dawn Leggott); and (5) "Languages in the workplace": embedding employability in the foreign language undergraduate curriculum (Alison Organ). Section 2: Developing students' intercultural competence: (6) Building global graduates and developing transnational professional skills through a telecollaboration project in foreign language education (Mª Victoria Guadamillas Gómez); (7) Content modules in UK and US universities--their unique contribution towards the development of intercultural competence and criticality (Elinor Parks); and (8) Developing intercultural communicative competence for the year abroad experience (Sandra López-Rocha and Fabienne Vailes). Section 3: Fostering employability in the classroom: (9) Rotating poster presentations (Manuel Lagares and Sandra Reisenleutner); (10) Enhancing students' potential: EBL projects in language teaching (Theresa Federici); (11) Using assessment to showcase employability in IWLP (Caroline Campbell); and (12) Enhancing employability skills by bringing literature back into the foreign language class: the Litinclass website (Ana Bela Almeida and Idoya Puig) Section 4: Enhancing employability through digital tools: (13) Teachers as awakeners: a collaborative approach in language learning and social media (Alessia Plutino); (14) Enhancing online language learning as a tool to boost employability (Sol Escobar and Susanne Krauß); and (15) Looking beyond language skills--integrating digital skills into language teaching (Amanda Deacon, Lucy Parkin, and Carolin Schneider). An author index is included. (Individual papers contain references.) [For the first volume, "Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University: Enhancing Participation and Collaboration," see ED565011.] La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: (France)
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