Carina Bykova

Far Eastern Federal University Russia

I am an inspired English educator who enjoys teaching translation, ESP, AE and cross-cultural communication. I will be happy to meet experts in these fields at our workshop.


Soft Skills for Developing A Sense of Community

College & University Education
Sun, Nov 22, 13:25-13:50 JST

While university graduates demonstrate academic and professional knowledge and skills, they lack interpersonal, communicative, and analytical abilities. Academic intelligence has little to do with emotional life (Goleman, 2009). The presenters argue that teaching soft skills in EFL classes has the potential to increase students’ sense of community and collaboration that they will transfer to their future. The different ways and techniques to develop learners’ soft skills and emotional intelligence in the ELT classroom are presented.