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Welcome to HELECs

The HELECs Project is funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

This inter-institutional project investigates the range of language teacher skills needed in higher education (HE). The purpose of the project is to develop an empirically informed professional development framework.

The framework will provide individual teachers and programme developers with a reference point and practical tools, based on a comprehensive profile of language teaching skills, to ensure that all HE language teachers are appropriately supported in their work.

The HELECs Team comprises Applied Linguists and language education experts from four partner universities , UCC (Lead), DCU, MU and WIT.