700 Reasons: Reason #428

Reason: 428
The multidisciplinary and language-specific nature of programmes in languages and related studies encourages the development of a wide range of key transferable skills including, predominantly practical skills: the ability to use and present material in the target language and one's own language in written and oral forms in a clear and effective manner; the ability to work autonomously, manifested in self-direction, self-discipline, and time management; accurate and effective note-taking and summarising skills; library and bibliographic research skills; techniques for using target language source materials; analytical and problem-solving skills; the ability to write and think under pressure and meet deadlines; IT skills, such as word processing, email, databases, online environments and the use of the internet as a research and study tool
Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (2002) Languages and Related Studies: Subject Benchmark Statements (Gloucester: QAA)
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Academic skills, Autonomy, HE (Higher Education sector), IT skills (Information Technology), Key skills, Language learning skills, Practical skills, Problem solving, Related subjects, Technology