700 Reasons: Reason #221

Reason: 221
Engineering students {on particular language programmes} have to use their initiative and judgment in deciding on their assignments, manage their time well, research topics they have chosen, activate cognitive skills, e.g. questioning, analysing, synthesising, summarising, evaluating and interpreting. They have to organise information clearly in a coherent and cohesive discourse, and present it confidently. All these skills are inherent to what employers call communication skills
King, A. (2000) 'The Cambridge language programme for engineers' in King, A. (ed) Languages and the Transfer of Skills (London: CILT), pp. 96-101
Related Keywords:
Academic skills, Communication, Employability, HE (Higher Education sector), Key skills, Language for specific purposes