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Title: Creating a leading edge : the link between second language proficiency, academic performance and employment leverage for engineering students
Authors: Gilleard, JD
Gilleard, J
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Dublin Institute of Technology, Tempus Publications
Source: International journal of engineering education, 2000, v. 16, no. 6, p. 476-482 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of engineering education 
Abstract: This paper considers how a building services engineering department sought to 1) better understand student second-language communication problems, 2) enhance second language proficiency, and 3) adopt skills-based industrial learning approaches to impact both student academic performance and employment leverage. Increasing globalisation has created a need for academia and industry to work more closely together to achieve better language skills among engineers. This study suggests that using specifically focused, subject/departmental-based language assessment strategies, targeting language teaching to performance needs, positively encouraging continuous student motivation, and demonstrably valuing individual language efforts could help engineering students to develop their language skills.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/31407
ISSN: 0949-149X
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