UPSKILLS Project

UPgrading the SKIlls of Linguistics and Language Students

The UPSKILLS project was an Erasmus+ strategic partnership for higher education that sought to identify and tackle the gaps and mismatches in skills for linguistics and language students through the development of a new curriculum component and supporting materials to be embedded in existing programmes of study.

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UPSKILLS project conclusion

Final press release31 August 2023 UPSKILLS Project aimed at enhancing the employability of graduates from linguistics and language-related courses has successfully been completed UPSKILLS (UPgrading the SKIlls of Linguistics and Language Students), an Erasmus+...

Our summer school in Petnica

Experiences and resultsThe UPSKILLS project culminated with our five-day summer school at the Petnica Science Center, Serbia in July 2023. This summer school brought together a total of 32 students and 17 trainers from the University of Belgrade, University of...

A year of UPSKILLS in Switzerland

From June 2022 to June 2023This blog entry is a chronicle of how we refined our learning blocks, consolidated our local community and got some ideas on how to move forward after this conclusive year of the project. A summary of the Swiss multiplier events Our latest...

Learn by playing? Upskilling linguistics and languages HE students with the aid of educational games

An account of the 4th UPSKILLS multiplier eventIn the 4th and final UPSKILLS multiplier event, we focused on the creation and implementation of educational games in higher-education linguistics and language-related courses. This event took place in-line with the...

Guidelines and Best Practices for Research-Based Teaching

An account of the 3rd UPSKILLS multiplier event  Teaching and research constitute the two core activities in academia. Yet, they are typically planned, performed and evaluated separately, often by different teams. This means that many possibilities for...

Fit for the job market? Teaching transferable skills to future language experts

An account of the 2nd UPSKILLS multiplier eventThe aim of the second UPSKILLS multiplier event was to share our best practices and guidelines for the collection and creation of learning content targeting transferable skills which can be put to use in language-related...

Every time I hire a linguist…

An account of the 1st UPSKILLS multiplier eventIn keeping with the spirit of UPSKILLS, the first multiplier event of the project was conceived not only as a way of disseminating results, but also as a concrete opportunity for university students – and lecturers – to...

Integrating research into teaching (Survey now closed)

Are you a researcher who is also teaching in linguistics and language-related disciplines? We are currently compiling some guidelines regarding best practices in research-based teaching. If you would like to contribute and share your knowledge, please fill in the...

Game Play Preferences Survey (Survey now closed)

Have you recently graduated or are you currently reading for a linguistics or language-related Higher Education degree? The UPSKILLS project is investigating the use of games and gamification as supporting methods to target skills gaps and address industry and...

Needs analysis (Survey now closed)

Do you employ linguists? To find out how to better prepare linguists and language experts for the evolving job market, the project consortium is reaching out to companies and other employers. We hope that you can help us by answering 10 questions in the survey below....

🎥 Special feature: Stories from the UPSKILLS summer school