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ERIC Number: ED574264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Enhancing Employability Skills by Bringing Literature Back into the Foreign Language Class: The "Litinclass" Website
Almeida, Ana Bela; Puig, Idoya
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 development of specific employability skills in the language class, as it relates not only to purely linguistic abilities, but also helps foster other soft skills such as intercultural awareness, problem-solving abilities and critical thinking. The role of the "Litinclass" research group is also considered, and in particular the "Litinclass" website (, in bringing together expertise in this area. This website, aimed at Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) teachers and researchers, both at school and university levels, aims to pool resources and methodologies in the area, and to bring innovation to the study of literature in the foreign language classroom. [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