Fast Language Learning: Being Able to Manage Projects in a Foreign Language within Two Months

Stefan Thalmann, Jorge Larrazabal, Viktoria Pammer-Schindler, Armin Kreuzthaler, Angela Fessl

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Abstract

In times of globalization, also workforce needs to be able to go global. This holds true especially for technical experts holding an exclusive expertise. Together with a global manufacturing company, we addressed the challenge of being able to send staff into foreign countries for managing technical projects in the foreign language. We developed a language learning concept that combines a language learning platform with conventional individual but virtually conducted coaching sessions. In our use case, we developed this concept for Spanish native speakers learning English. The results from the implementation showed that the majority of participants were able to uplift their English competency level as desired.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EdMedia 2017
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Pages33-37
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)ISBN 978-1-939797-29-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • language learning

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    Thalmann, S., Larrazabal, J., Pammer-Schindler, V., Kreuzthaler, A., & Fessl, A. (2017). Fast Language Learning: Being Able to Manage Projects in a Foreign Language within Two Months. In Proceedings of EdMedia 2017 (pp. 33-37). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.