ECTS - Escola Superior de Educação
Degree: Foreign Languages And Cultures
Course: Professional Orientation Seminar
Academic Year: 2014/2015
Academic year: 3
Semester: Summer Semester
Attendance regime: Mandatory
Number of Credits (ECTS): 2.0
Pratical hours: 30.0 h
Course Responsible Teacher: Mestre Edite Orange
1. To collect relevant information about professional exits and careers related to communication in a foreign language.
2. To establish contact with professionals related to agencies, institutions, schools and businesses, with a view to describing
profiles, roles and responsibilities.
3. To question the role of the foreign language trainer and reflect on the skills and knowledge necessary for his own training.
4. To point trends and potentials of the labour market related to the degree¿s professional exits.
5. To design and develop a work and personal action plan.
6. To develop skills for employment in a national and European context.
7. To develop a critical sense, the spirit of initiative and collaboration, autonomy and self-confidence, aiming at a constant personal
growth and professional development.
1.Foreign language training and professional development
Academic guidance in order to pursue studies
Languages and the labour market: employment and employability of the Foreign Languages and Cultures graduate
Languages and mobility in the European Union
Skills certification in Foreign Languages
2.Vocational guidance and career management
Working life: profiles of potential employers and graduates
Contact with real work contexts
3.Professional guidance in the areas of Education, Training and Cultural Animation
Labour market and employability prospects in the country and in Europe
4.Professional guidance in the areas of Cooperation, Diplomacy and International Relations
Careers and skills profiles
5.Professional guidance in the areas of Cultural industries and services
Careers and skills profiles
6.Professional guidance in the areas of translation and interpretation
Careers and skills profiles
Active and diverse methodology, tailored to the interests and needs of students. Work focused on collecting and sharing information
and experiences, to develop heuristic skills necessary for the integration of students into the labour market and / or further studies.
Proposed tasks will aim at the dimension of reflexivity on social practices, mobilizing students towards autonomously devising
action plans, with a view to their own personal and professional development. Students will also go to real work contexts to achieve
a better understanding of careers that are open to graduates in Foreign Languages and Cultures.
Continuous assessment is based on the tasks performed, revealing a critical spirit, autonomy and initiative of students.
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European Commission. ( 2008) Languages mean Business. Companies work better with languages
European Commission (2009)Ten ways for small companies to work better with languages.
Glaser, E.; Guilherme, M. & Garcia, M. C.( 2009). Intercultural competence for professional mobility. Estrasburgo: Ed. Conselho da
Nóvoa, A. (org) (1995). Profissão professor. Porto: Porto Editora
Perez, J. F.(2009) Coaching para docentes. Porto: Porto Editora
Reis Monteiro, A.(2008)Qualidade, Profissionalidade e Deontologia na Educação. Porto: Porto Editora, Col Panorama
European Commission sites
Daily press
Framers documents and regulators careers in the national context
Observatories employability.
This curricular unit can link up with the project.
Teacher in charge contact : [email protected]
Mestre Edite Orange
Porto, 1 de Outubro de 2014

ECTS - Escola Superior de Educação Degree: Foreign - EU-IPP