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Online Submission, Mevlana International Journal of Education (MIJE) v3 n1 p68-81 Apr 2013

Recent literature has suggested that the relationship between globalisation and the English language implicates employability in the job market. Although the effects are uneven in different occupational groups and in different countries, such relationship is growing in significance to policy makers. This paper has explored the hitherto unstudied relationship between English language proficiency and employment and the success of Bangladeshi graduates in Australia to establish how English language skills influence the employment mechanism in the Australian job market for graduates from a non-English speaking South East Asian country. The study was carried out following an interpretive approach as its overall aim was to understand the role of English language skills of university graduates in determining their employment opportunities and career prospects in Australia. It was found that in various ways one's English language skills influence prospects of employment, especially in contributing to the possibility of "secure" and "better" jobs. The research findings may inform educational policy planners, teacher educators, employers and career advisers to optimise English language learning programs that support increased employability through English. Appended to this document is the interview schedule. (Contains 1 table.)

Descriptors: Educational Policy, College Graduates, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Skills, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Teacher Educators, Correlation, Role, Second Language Instruction, Interviews, Job Security, Global Approach, Foreign Nationals, Case Studies

Autor: Roshid, Mohammod Moninoor; Chowdhury, Raqib

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2344&id=ED543591

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