Category Archives: Careers for Humanities Majors

Make Professional Development and Career Prep Part of Your Language Courses–Every Day!

This year I have been posting daily professional development and career prep tips using the hashtags #CareerPrepLangs (English) and #CareerPrepSpan (Spanish). In an earlier post, I mentioned that I combine 4-5 of these tips into a single 5-10 minute lesson … Continue reading

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#CareerPrepLangs New in 2016 from darcylear.com

To start off 2016, I have set up two new hashtags: #CareerPrepLangs #CareerPrepSpan Each day, I will post one tweet in English and one in Spanish on professional development and career preparation.   These are elements that I integrate into my … Continue reading

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Use Google Docs and Drive in Your Language Courses

Guest blogger Heather Moon describes how she uses Google Docs and Drive in her Spanish classes, the advantages for students and instructor alike and the technical/professional skills that are layered onto her traditional Spanish curriculum. I use many different Google … Continue reading

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Honor These Rules of Good Public Speaking

The skills required for public speaking are the same ones you’ll need for networking and for interviews. The same rules apply no matter how small the task. Honor these rules and you’ll be ready to excel in public speaking in … Continue reading

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Repetition Is Key to Development of Professional Skills: In the October Newsletter from darcylear.com

Faculty interested in integrating career development into already-exisiting language courses and curricula: this newsletter is for you! This month’s theme is repetition. Repetition is key to acquisition of professional skills–and language classrooms can be a great place to practice skills … Continue reading

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Digital Natives: Highlight Your Tech Skills!

Last week, I made my second visit to the campus of Valparaiso University where I worked with seventeen German and  Spanish majors on their college to career transition. Valpo was the first campus to specifically request that I develop a … Continue reading

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Clinical Assistant Professor: Spanish for the Professions

I like to see Spanish for the Professions, languages for specific purposes, heritage speakers and other non-traditional, non-literary tracks gain traction in higher education.  This is what students want!  And it may be the future of higher ed. To that … Continue reading

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