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What are life skills?

Life skills are the skills we need to deal effectively with the challenges in everyday life, whether at school, at work or in our personal lives.

A definitive list is something educators, governments and employers continue to discuss. But no matter if you call them life skills, 21st century skills or soft skills, students who are able to understand and use these skills, along with their educational qualifications, will be better placed to take advantage of educational and employment opportunities.


 

Learn about Life Skills

Find out all  about what life skills are, why they're important and how we can teach them as part of English language education in a selection of informative articles written by leading ELT experts and life skills specialists.

 

Life skills significance
Life skills in teaching
Life skills and examples