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Álvarez-Mayo, Carmen, Ed.; Gallagher-Brett, Angela, Ed.; Michel, Franck, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2017
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…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Higher Education
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López-Moreno, Cristina – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This chapter will examine the employability profile of outwardly mobile British graduates and the ways in which their international skillset fits the UK labour market. It will draw upon several recent reports to highlight the current shortage of professionals with such global skills. In this context, the chapter will demonstrate that…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, College Graduates
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Parks, Elinor – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This paper explores the unique contribution of content modules towards the development of criticality (Barnett, 1997) and intercultural competence (Byram, 1997) in Modern Languages (ML). It draws upon the findings of a PhD study investigating the implications of the division between language and content, as experienced by German Studies students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Modules, Intercultural Programs, Interpersonal Competence
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Wyburd, Jocelyn – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Drawing on the research done for the British Academy's Born Global project, this chapter explores employer demand for the skills graduates in and with languages can develop. The research outcomes raise challenges for Higher Education (HE) professionals to articulate more clearly the nature of language degrees and the transnational profile of their…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Higher Education, College Graduates, Second Language Learning
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Guadamillas Gómez, Ma Victoria – Research-publishing.net, 2017
The development of e-literacies and e-skills is of primary importance in gaining transferable aptitudes for the job market. Students in higher education need to take part in shared intercultural experiences which allow them to understand and cope with their peers in preparation for their futures. Furthermore, virtual exchange of information,…
Descriptors: Global Education, Global Approach, College Second Language Programs, English (Second Language)
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Leggott, Dawn – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Employers in the UK recognise that a lack of language skills can limit their company's international growth. Many students on language degrees, however, feel unprepared for working in a business environment. The final year "Working with Languages" module on Leeds Beckett University's language degrees aims to help the students to expand…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Employers
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Organ, Alison – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This case study examines student perceptions of the experiential value of a work placement carried out as part of a languages degree programme. The data for the case study consists of a corpus of 67 reports submitted from 2011 to 2015, reflecting on placements carried out in Europe, Japan, the UK and the US. The data offers a student view of the…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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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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Plutino, Alessia – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This paper provides an overview of the successful pedagogical project TwitTIAMO, now in its third year, where micro blogging (Twitter) has been used in Italian language teaching and learning to improve students' communicative language skills, accuracy, fluency and pronunciation outside timetabled lessons. It also explores the background and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Language Skills, Language Fluency, Language Acquisition
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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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López-Rocha, Sandra; Vailes, Fabienne – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Intercultural Communication Training (ICT) is crucial in the preparation of students who will study or work abroad as part of their degree programme. The promotion of key competencies will allow students to become aware of different perspectives, develop a more accurate understanding and appreciation of other cultures, and participate more…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages), Study Abroad, Cross Cultural Training
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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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