Employability for languages: a handbook

Edited by Erika Corradini, Kate Borthwick, Angela Gallagher-Brett.

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DOI: 10.14705/rpnet.2016.cbg2016.9781908416384
Permalink: https://doi.org/10.14705/rpnet.2016.cbg2016.9781908416384
Publication date: 2016-06-25
Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Language: English

© 2016 Erika Corradini, Kate Borthwick, Angela Gallagher-Brett.

Employability for languages: a handbook

Book description

Languages sit firmly in the skill-set of the 21st-century graduate. In an increasingly multicultural and multilingual job market, monolingual graduates are at a disadvantage: as the recent Born Global report (2016) notes, ‘multilingualism has now become the new normal’. The contributions in this collection are imbued with this idea and they demonstrate clearly and practically how languages are an aid to global communication.
The aim of this book is to provide a space to bring together expertise and good academic practice for the benefit of educators and academic audiences. We therefore hope that the contributions in this collection will continue to inspire practitioners in the education sectors to embed employability skills into their curricula of studies, from as early as secondary school into higher education.

Table of contents

Notes on contributors
Corradini, Erika; Borthwick, Kate; Gallagher-Brett, Angela.
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p. vi
Acknowledgements
Corradini, Erika; Borthwick, Kate; Gallagher-Brett, Angela.
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p. xviii
Foreword
Kelly, Michael.
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p. xix
Introduction to languages and employability skills
Corradini, Erika; Borthwick, Kate; Gallagher-Brett, Angela.
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Why languages make business sense
Fernández-Sánchez, Raquel.
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p. 11
Language in the workplace: combining academic study with work experience
Lugea, Jane.
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Work placements for languages students: a transformative experience
Organ, Alison.
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Intercultural language learning at work: a student-designed module
Sadoux, Marion.
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p. 29
Independent work placements as a gateway to the world of work
Biasini, Rosalba; Bohm, Anke; Rabadán-Gómez, Marina.
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p. 39
Work based learning in intercultural settings: a model in practice
Leeming, David Elvis; Iglesias Mora, Maria Dolores.
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p. 43
The International Languages and Science Careers Fair: focussing minds and making connections
Orr, Natalie; Birtchnell, Matthew.
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p. 47
Careers Using Languages: how to set up a conference for schools
Hayes, Alison.
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p. 51
‘Professional Contexts for Modern Languages’: work experience and academic reflection in a multilingual context
Gomez-Cash, Olga.
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p. 57
Career adventures from learning languages
Kaye, Paul.
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p. 69
The Professional Linguist: language skills for the real world
Murata, Mary.
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p. 73
Real language meets real business
Muirhead, Bill; Schechter, Sarah.
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p. 83
You’re the business – a custom-made business challenge for modern languages students
Penet, Jean-Christophe.
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p. 87
Plan your future! Career management skills for students of languages
Randall, Laurence.
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p. 95
Communicating and teaching languages: a module for life
Koglbauer, René; Andersen, Elizabeth; Stewart, Sophie.
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p. 103
Get that job! A project on the German job application process
Magedera-Hofhansl, Hanna.
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p. 113
How to: preparing to find a job as a Spanish teacher in the UK
Belmonte Talero, Gemma Carmen.
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p. 117
SOS employability: a support structure for language students
Quince, Eleanor; Minney, James; Medland, Charlotte; Rock, Francesca.
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p. 123
Is developing employability skills relevant to adult language students?
Beaven, Tita.
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Up-skilling through e-collaboration
Huc-Hepher, Saskia; Huertas Barros, Elsa.
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p. 139
The employability advantage: embedding skills through a university-wide language programme
Cervi-Wilson, Tiziana; Brick, Billy.
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p. 149
Spanish for business: a journey into employability
Lallana, Amparo; Pastor-González, Victoria.
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p. 155
Learning by teaching: developing transferable skills
Stollhans, Sascha.
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p. 161
Opening doors to teaching: understanding the profession
Langner, Jonas; Zhok, Andrea.
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p. 165
Leadership and languages: inspiring young linguists
Hawkes, Rachel; Schechter, Sarah.
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p. 171
The age of the monolingual has passed: multilingualism is the new normal
Holmes, Bernardette.
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p. 181
Author index
Corradini, Erika; Borthwick, Kate; Gallagher-Brett, Angela.
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  • Book title: Employability for languages: a handbook
  • Editors: Erika Corradini, Kate Borthwick, Angela Gallagher-Brett.
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  • Language: English
  • Print length: 209 pages
  • Dimensions (cm): 15.2 wide x 22.9 tall
  • DOI: 10.14705/rpnet.2016.cbg2016.9781908416384
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