BY LEONARDO MACK MA IN TESOL ESSA – LUANDA- ANGOL A
<ul><li>English for tertiary level syllabi have not satisfied many employers. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Comment from Magazine “Economia e Finanças” (Economy and Finances) of November 2009: </li></ul><ul><li>“  A grande...
<ul><li>In Angola </li></ul><ul><li>English not taught  at tertial level.Most  public   </li></ul><ul><li>tertialy level i...
<ul><li>Tertiary level institutes to collaborate /work hand-in-hand with Employers . </li></ul><ul><li>Employers to get in...
<ul><li>Drawing up  a contract that clearly states collaborative agreements between tertiary level institutes and Employer...
<ul><li>Probation  :Tertiary level institutes should often send students to their future employers for job training to bet...
<ul><li>Students’ planned visits to company facilities or premises (Libraries, labs, plants etc.) help them to get, learn ...
<ul><li>Companies should provide tertiary level institutes with the specific materials /tools in order to promote ELT (Off...
<ul><li>English for tertiary level syllabi have not met employers’ requirements /needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Causes in Angola...
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TOWARDS ELT-BASED COOPERATION BETWEEN TERTIARY LEVEL INSTITUTES AND EMPLOYERS

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Presentation by LEONARDO MACK at ELT conference in Sudan/ Khartoum University and British Council/ March 1-3

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TOWARDS ELT-BASED COOPERATION BETWEEN TERTIARY LEVEL INSTITUTES AND EMPLOYERS

  1. 1. BY LEONARDO MACK MA IN TESOL ESSA – LUANDA- ANGOL A
  2. 2. <ul><li>English for tertiary level syllabi have not satisfied many employers. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Comment from Magazine “Economia e Finanças” (Economy and Finances) of November 2009: </li></ul><ul><li>“ A grande preocupação está nos recursos humanos que parece não estar bem capacitados”. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The big concern lies in the human ressources that do not seem to have the right abilities”. </li></ul><ul><li>(From comment)Gap in the educational system. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>In Angola </li></ul><ul><li>English not taught at tertial level.Most public </li></ul><ul><li>tertialy level institutes do not teach English. </li></ul><ul><li>Private tertiary level institutes only teach English in the first two years.The english taught here do not account for employers’ / future market needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Non-existence of direct collaboration between tertiary level Institutes and Employers. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Tertiary level institutes to collaborate /work hand-in-hand with Employers . </li></ul><ul><li>Employers to get involved in /with ELT </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Drawing up a contract that clearly states collaborative agreements between tertiary level institutes and Employers.Both parties should strive to scrupulously follow the agreements.(Veugelers,R.&Cassiman, B.:2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborarative contract should include cooperative activities or things that follow: </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Probation :Tertiary level institutes should often send students to their future employers for job training to better understand the business and pick up the needed language. </li></ul><ul><li>Guestspeaker programmes : company reps will usually visit tertiary level institutes in order to talk about the company.These talks will help students to get a better picture of the company requirements and strive to meet them. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Students’ planned visits to company facilities or premises (Libraries, labs, plants etc.) help them to get, learn or familiarise with the concepts or language needed before they graduate. </li></ul><ul><li>Companies can also encourage and sponsor/finance language research projects.These projects should be related to what companies do. ( Hall, Link & Scott, J.T. 2000,2001) </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Companies should provide tertiary level institutes with the specific materials /tools in order to promote ELT (Offers ,e.g:BP-AMOCO, CHEVRON) </li></ul><ul><li>They should also support change/innovation even if the government fail to do so. (Explain) </li></ul><ul><li>Employers and tertiary level institutes should always communicate.This is the secret of success in this kind of collaboration. (Impey,G.&Underhill,N:2004) </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>English for tertiary level syllabi have not met employers’ requirements /needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Causes in Angola </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested solutions (what should tertiary level institutes do & how should Employers get involved in /with ELT to help to surmount the obstacles. </li></ul><ul><li>REFERENCES </li></ul><ul><li>Hall, B.H., Link, A. & J.T. Scott, 2001, Barriers Inhibiting Industry from Partnering with </li></ul><ul><li>Universities : Evidence from the Advanced Technology Program, The Journal of </li></ul><ul><li>technology Transfer, 26, 87-98 </li></ul><ul><li>Hall, B.H., Link, A. & J.T. Scott, 2000, Universities as research partners , NBER working </li></ul><ul><li>paper 7643. </li></ul><ul><li>Impey, G.&Underhill, N. (1994). The ELT Manager’s Handbook.UK. Heinemann. </li></ul><ul><li>Leite, Pitra. (2009). O papel dos recursos humanos na economia in “Economia e Finanças”,revista da Economia Angolana, Luanda, Angola. </li></ul><ul><li>Veugelers,R.&Cassiman, B.(2004).R&D cooperation between firms and universities.Retrieved from http://ideas.repec.org/p/cpr/ceprdp/3951.html , 19 Feb 2010 at 20:37 </li></ul>

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