Presenters from the School of Languages and Cultures reflect on how they have surfaced employability in their classrooms and through student staff partnerships over the past year.

Order of Proceedings

Welcome address

Dr Amy Hubbell


Dr Angie Knaggs


Teaching Japanese Language: Internship at local state secondary schools

Presenter: Dr Kayoko Hashimoto

The majority of students who have enrolled in this advanced Japanese course are not Education majors. Some take this course to test the waters and explore a potential career and some grab the opportunity to spend time in a professional work environment. This presentation will highlight how students prepare for the internship and reflect on their experience after completion. 

"Hey I could do this job” : Talking about job advertisements in the language class

Presenter: Dr Barbara Hanna

This presentation discusses two adjustments to French classes stemming from SLC projects on the Common European Frame of Reference for languages. While students surveyed in 2017 and 2018 saw the CEFR as key to certifying language competence to employers, job advertisements show limited familiarity with the CEFR terminology. The CEFR can-do statements for language activities supply a more powerful discourse, which I have sought to introduce into class in level-appropriate ways, using current job advertisements.  

Authentic workplace skills in the classroom

Presenter: Dr Angela Cook

In Translating & Interpreting Studies (LTCS3002), students coming from diverse language backgrounds work together to perform authentic literary translations that are published online by UQ's Corella Press. Through Work Integrated Learning, students must reflect on the challenges of translation as well as future professional skills like collaboration, negotiation, clarity of expression, and acknowledging different viewpoints. 

From students to staff: How we enhanced employability and pedagogical skills through student-staff partnership

Presenters:  Alicia Gazmuri Sanhueza, Franciele Spinelli, Zhiyi Liu 

In this presentation, we show how the opportunity to participate in a student-staff (SSP) partnership project as student partners during our Master's degree helped us gain employability skills that are now key to our professional jobs. We will focus on three areas: creating teaching materials and resources, integrally evaluating courses, and managing projects.

About Teaching and Learning (T&L) Week 2022

Teaching and Learning (T&L) Week celebrates creative and innovative teaching and learning practices designed to enhance student learning.

The theme for 2022 was 'Learning for life' including three sub-themes:

  • Respectful learning
  • Partnered learning
  • Personalised learning.

Recordings and resources from T&L Week 2022 – when available – were uploaded on the Past events resources page (UQ staff login required).