It is unquestionable that learning a language provides you with the linguistic and cultural techniques to communicate efficiently in the target language. You have probably heard that learning another language can also enhance your job possibilities. However, what you may not have heard is that language graduates do not necessarily use their target languages in the workplace, but rather a multiplicity of transferable skills that they acquired in the language class and that can be used and exploited in other work/life environments. They are called transferable skills. For example, to communicate in a clear and simple (though not simplistic) manner is of paramount importance in the exchange of ideas in language classes. Tasks aimed at enhancing clear communication provide the student with a logical mindset that values communication for its powerful impact on the listener/receiver. This critical mindset can be transferable to other areas, such as management, marketing, academia, to name just a few, where the power of the word lies primarily on the impact it has on the receiver/client. The idea of transferable skills can also be understood in more specific situations in a language class. For example, when teaching about the workplace to Business German students, an in-tray activity (Postkorbaktivität) can be used.  The employee (student) decides which tasks he or she will carry out and which ones he or she will delegate and also the order these tasks will follow. Awareness of many skills is raised by this activity and students need to be informed of their transferability. For example, this activity will enhance the student’s presentation skills, will help them plan and manage time efficiently and will provide them with analytic skills applicable to any text.  For more ideas on how to raise students’ awareness and proficiency in transferable skills go to