29 September | 10:15 – 11:00 | ZOOM
The growing imperative to master Global Skills in English
The pandemic has accelerated international online communication and more than ever, Young Adults are working in an international environment. Coupled with this, life and the world of work have become more complex and human beings need to develop Global Skills in reply, differentiating ourselves from Artificial Intelligence to compete in the jobs market. In this 45-minute academic talk, we will explore how teachers of English as a foreign language can help their learners to master these Global Skills in English, drawing on modes of communication and language systems described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) that we may not traditionally include in our courses. There is much we can do with teens and Young Adults, even at lower levels, to help them to collaborate, show empathy, use intercultural competency, and develop digital literacy in English. We will make specific reference to the descriptors of the CEFR updated to 2018 to identify the communicative activities to be developed at each level.