Assessing Transferable Generic Skills in Language Degrees

  • María José Terrón-López
  • María José García-García
Part of the Educational Linguistics book series (EDUL, volume 14)


Nowadays employers look not only for graduates but for professionals who can constantly renew their knowledge and competencies. Therefore skills development and assessment becomes paramount within the new educational paradigm that emerges from the Bologna Process. In this chapter, we present a project undertaken by a group of university teachers to introduce generic employability skills in the higher education students’ curricula, in particular in language degrees. We first analyze terms related to key skills, generating an integrated denomination for each competency. The elaboration of general templates for generic skills is proposed here as a useful tool that provides information about the development and assessment of each skill. Different types of rubrics and assessment templates, used during this project, are presented.


Academic Staff Generic Skill Transferable Skill Employability Skill General Template 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • María José Terrón-López
    • 1
  • María José García-García
    • 1
  1. 1.Escuela PolitécnicaUniversidad Europea de MadridMadridSpain

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