Scottish Higher Education Employability Conference

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    Using case-studies to focus the learning process on key skills : the International Management and Languages course at Heriot-Watt The International Management and Languages course at Heriot-Watt University has been designed around the idea of transferable, professional skills : the language side of course is therefore geared towards the use of the foreign language in a business setting. To demonstrate how a course can be designed with employability in mind, while ensuring that students still focus on core language skills (written and spoken skills, transfers between the two languages and analysis), we will look at how the final-year “case-studies” module works, analysing the way in which the transferable skills have been built into the programme and how this programme prepares students for the job market.
    Period13 May 2011
    Event typeConference
    LocationGlasgow, United KingdomShow on map


    • transferable skills
    • languages and management
    • course design
    • employability