Building global graduates and developing transnational professional skills through a telecollaboration project in foreign language education

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© 2017 Mª Victoria Guadamillas Gómez.

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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, development of language skills and interpersonal relationships can allow these future employees to respond better to demands of the job market. This paper describes a case study involving a virtual project developed between the University of Warwick (UK) and the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) aimed at increasing exposure to the foreign language (English/Spanish), and to raise cultural awareness among British and Spanish university students, hence making them more employable in the future.

Keywords: didactic innovation, foreign language learning, intercultural competence, professional skills, oral skills.


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Guadamillas Gómez, Mª Victoria. (2017). Building global graduates and developing transnational professional skills through a telecollaboration project in foreign language education. In Carmen Álvarez-Mayo, Angela Gallagher-Brett, Franck Michel (Eds), Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing employability (pp. 49-58).

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