Postgraduate Success: Connecting language students with needs, wants, and expectations of the world beyond the classroom
The Language Collaboratory is a partnership for the advancement of intercollegiate dialogue on the teaching of languages and cultures, driven by language centers and institutes at the University of Iowa, the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota, Michigan State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The fall series focuses on situating language programs, language learning and instruction in the rapidly-changing world society, responding to the needs and wants of spaces beyond the classroom. Specifically, our discussants will address elevating career readiness in the language curriculum, promoting service learning and other forms of community engagement, articulating the value of transferable skills and competencies gained during one’s language-learning journey, and other ways of preparing students for success after they graduate.
- How do you forge connections with life and work skills in your teaching?
- How can the language curriculum better equip students with global competencies?
- How do you prepare students for career exploration?
- How can the language classroom better connect students with career networks?
- How can the language classroom better prepare students to adjust to change and flexibility?
- How can language programs remain competitive to recruit and retain students in a changing job market?
- What role and responsibilities do language faculty have in career readiness approaches?
All sessions are held synchronously via Zoom. Sessions are scheduled for Mondays or Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:00 (4:15) pm. Sessions are 30 minutes in length, with additional 15 minutes of optional discussion for those interested in digging deeper into the topic.