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Escobar, Sol; Krauß, Susanne – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Online learning is a very flexible way to build and improve language knowledge alongside other work and/or study commitments whilst at the same time encouraging autonomous learning, time management, self-motivation and other skills relevant to employability. Learning on your own, however, can also be daunting. Therefore, the Languages for All…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Online Courses, College Second Language Programs, Teaching Methods
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Federici, Theresa – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This paper outlines the rationale behind L2 process writing and Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) approaches adopted in order to design a course within a modern language degree to bridge the gap between language and culture elements of the programme. This was achieved by creating an environment that replicates that of a researcher and by placing…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Process Approach (Writing), Active Learning, Inquiry
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Deacon, Amanda; Parkin, Lucy; Schneider, Carolin – Research-publishing.net, 2017
The traditional focus of the language elective has been to give students the skills to communicate in the foreign language which has also been their main selling point. However, language graduates need more specific and wide-ranging skills if they are to compete in the current and future job markets. It is now widely accepted that universities…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Technological Literacy, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods
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Campbell, Caroline – Research-publishing.net, 2017
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…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Context Effect
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Almeida, Ana Bela; Puig, Idoya – Research-publishing.net, 2017
The international research network, "Literature in the Foreign Language Class" ("Litinclass"), was created with a view of exploring and sharing ideas on the numerous skills and benefits that can be derived from language learning through literature. This paper focuses on how literature can have an important role in the…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Skill Development, Literature, Job Skills
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Lagares, Manuel; Reisenleutner, Sandra – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Oral presentations are a common practice in foreign language classes, often used to assess students' speaking skills. Usually, the presentations are delivered by students in front of the class, often with PowerPoint slides or Prezi as support. However, frequently the audience does not engage with the presentation and thus, the benefits of this…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Teaching Methods, Public Speaking, Visual Aids
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Waragai, Ikumi; Raindl, Marco; Ohta, Tatsuya; Miyasaka, Kosuke – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This paper presents the prototype of a Mobile Language Learning Environment (MLLE) allowing learners of German at a Japanese university to map classroom learning content onto the pathways of their everyday lives, turning places they come by into mnemonic "loci", and thus changing their daily commute into a learning trail. Even though the…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Electronic Learning, German, Concept Mapping