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ERIC Number: ED574262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Using Assessment to Showcase Employability in IWLP
Campbell, Caroline
Assessment is a critical part of teaching and learning so it is important that students are encouraged to engage positively with it. The Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP) at the University of Leeds redesigned its model of assessment for modules at upper-intermediate and advanced levels, broadly equivalent to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR) B2-C1, to enable students to develop and evidence their academic skills--such as research skills, digital skills and critical thinking--and to showcase employability behaviours in addition to their language skills and intercultural awareness. This paper outlines the drivers for reviewing the assessment model, explains the design of the new speaking assessment and how this enhances their learning and employability, and provides a brief evaluation of the pilot. [For the complete volume, "Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University: Enhancing Employability," see ED574244.] 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
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Leeds)