Is developing employability skills relevant to adult language students?

Beaven, Tita (2016). Is developing employability skills relevant to adult language students? In: Corradini, Erika; Borthwick, Kate and Gallagher-Brett, Angela eds. Employability for languages: a handbook. Research-publishing.net, pp. 133–138.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14705/rpnet.2016.cbg2016.474

Abstract

Open University (OU) students are typically mature students who combine studying part-time with work or caring responsibilities; the average age of OU language students has been dropping, and about 30% of our new students are now under 25. The traditional view of adult learners who study languages is that they often study for pleasure or personal development, rather than for clear career goals. The current study investigated whether adult students found the development of employability skills as part of their language courses useful, and, if so, the development of which particularly key employability skills they valued most.

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