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ERIC Number: ED574256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Enhancing Online Language Learning as a Tool to Boost Employability
Escobar, Sol; Krauß, Susanne
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 (LfA) team at the University of Essex have incorporated an innovative blend of tutor support with flexible tailored lessons and bespoke assessments in addition to the Rosetta Stone® Advantage (RSA) programme which is used as the main platform. This combination has contributed to a steep increase in retention and pass rates, placing our modules in an advantageous position. The article presents an innovative (and easily replicable) module structure and--supported by students' voices--shows how learning a language can contribute to enhancing employability. [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 (England)