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Type of publication: Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Mačianskienė, Nemira;Tuomaitė, Virginija
Title: Assessment of foreign language competence of higher education institution graduates
Other Title: Lietuvos aukštųjų mokyklų pagrindinių studijų absolventų užsienio kalbų kompetencijų vertinimas
Is part of: Kalbų studijos = Studies about languages. Kaunas : Technologija, 2010, nr. 16
Extent: p. 106-113
Date: 2010
Keywords: Užsienio kalbos;Kalbų mokymasis;Aukštasis mokslas;Aukštojo mokslo institucijos;Mokymasis visą gyvenimą;Higher education;Higher education institutions;Higher education graduates;Foreign language;Foreign language competence;Academic mobility;Personal mobility;Professional mobility;Life-long learning
Abstract: Foreign language competence is one of the general skills necessary for the European knowledge society. It is also an essential criterion for personality maturity subservient to mutual understanding, democratic stability, and communication with the world. Learning of foreign languages is perceived as a part of life-long learning. Therefore, higher education institutions (HEI) should, on the basis of what has been achieved in secondary education in the field of language teaching and learning, aim at further development of foreign language teaching and learning. Moreover, internationalisation of higher education (HE) all over the world, including Lithuania, enhances the provision of more and more programmes taught fully or partly in English as the interest of international students to acquire education abroad has been increasing constantly. Consequently, students of higher education institutions are required to be proficient in English. The authors of the article consider it purposeful to analyse the proficiency in English as a foreign language of higher education graduates. Taking into account the disparity in the language competence of graduates from different HEIs which is a major obstacle for not only their international mobility but also raises difficulties for academic mobility and choice as concerns the graduates’ further studies at the level of Master’s programme in their own country in the context of life-long learning, the study aims at determining language proficiency of the graduates from the first cycle studies at HEIs, applying for the Master’s degree programmes in Lithuania, and comparing the level of graduates’ English language proficiency among different HEIs.[...]
Affiliation(s): Užsienio kalbų institutas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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