Lingua receptiva: Position paper on the European Commission’s Skills Agenda

L.M.E.A. Cornips, Jan ten Thije, Charlotte Gooskens, Frans Daems, Mieke Smits

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Through the New Skills for New Jobs initiative, the European Commission
wants to (1) promote better anticipation of future skills needs, (2) develop
better matching between skills and labour market needs and (3) bridge the gap
between the worlds of education and work. With relatively little effort, the use of
lingua receptiva can contribute significantly towards achieving these goals. Including
it in the Skills Agenda as a “transversal skill” could:
– enhance the key competence “Communicating in and learning a foreign
– refine the European Qualification Framework (EQF); and,
– strengthen the Europass.
This position paper1 elaborates on the arguments for including Lingua Receptiva
in these policy papers.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)141-146
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Applied Linguistics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2017


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