Screen Shot 2018-11-08 at 2.54.21 PMOne week from today I’ll be in New Orleans for ACTFL 2018.  My book, “Integrating Career Preparation into Language Courses,” will be at the Georgetown University  Press booth in the exhibit hall.

It’s a very practical guide. Each chapter covers a workplace skill that can easily be woven into already-existing language curricula: course management, gatekeeping, networking, professional correspondence, presentations, and digital literacy.  

The format is user-friendly; each chapter starts with an explanation of what you are already doing in the language classroom that is tied to the professional skill, then walks you through what to add to explicitly integrate workplace skills before concluding with specific activities, lesson plans, and sample rubrics that can be adapted for any language or course. If you’re going to be in New Orleans, please reach out ( or stop by the exhibit hall.  

In addition to this volume aimed at language teachers, I’m looking for insights from former students on how they use skill from their languages studies–in expected or unexpected ways–in their professional lives. I’d especially like to know what they wish they had learned while still in college that would have helped in the college-to-career transition or workplace.  If you are a former language student or are in touch with former students, please comment here or send me a private message:

LearHeadShot2018Darcy Lear is a career coach specializing in  job search documents, interview preparation, and academic documents. She is the author of the volume from Georgetown University Press, “Integrating Career Preparation into Language Courses.” For help customizing your job application documents andnavigating your career transition, contact Darcy:
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