English language proficiency and employability framework

This report provides a practical platform from which higher education institutions’ (HEIs) can address the challenge of developing students’ English Language Proficiency (ELP) for employability. The Framework itself provides a broad typology of institutional initiatives for developing ELP and employability. It offers HEIs a way of mapping their curricula and co-curricula activities, and integrating practices along a continuum from entry to exit. Importantly, by linking ELP to employability, the Framework assists HEIs to address perceptions that international students graduate without developing threshold levels of ELP suitable for their future employment, by providing case studies showing the range of good practice in place across the sector.

Authors: Sophie Arkoudis, Chi Baik, Emmaline Bexley and Lachlan Doughney.

Published: 2014

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International students

International students