Developing soft skills in adult learners of English in online courses: The case of Skyeng online school and Skyes digital platform
Alexey Konobeiev, Violetta Usanova & Olesya Gilmutdinova
The paper analyses the importance of soft skills for adult learners, provides examples of soft skills, valued by employers, examples of online courses aimed at developing soft skills, and focuses on the system of developing soft skills and resources, offered by Skyeng online school and Skyes digital platform for universities, used in several countries. The system offered is structured according to learner needs and course types and has been used by over one hundred thousand learners.
Key words: soft skills, online courses, EFL, ESL