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

, Graz University of Technology and Know-Center GmbH, Austria ; , Magna Int., Mexico ; , Graz University of Technology and Know-Center GmbH, Austria ; , Magna Int., Austria ; , Know-Center GmbH, Austria

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Washington, DC ISBN 978-1-939797-29-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

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.

Citation

Thalmann, S., Larrazábal, J., Pammer-Schindler, V., Kreuzthaler, A. & Fessl, A. (2017). Fast Language Learning: Being Able to Manage Projects in a Foreign Language within Two Month. In J. Johnston (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2017 (pp. 33-37). Washington, DC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 20, 2017 from .

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