Ordering a Beer in Another Language Doesn’t Equal Mastery

Mar 5, 2024

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

There are no shortcuts to learning, especially when it comes to understanding a new language or a new culture. Language learning apps are more popular than ever, but are people actually learning or are they just scoring points and leveling up? In this panel discussion, experts in linguistics, measurement and academia will discuss the intricacies of language learning and measuring proficiency. International learners looking to step into a classroom or workplace need tools and the proper measurement to ensure their understanding of advanced concepts, complex grammar and cultural nuances.

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Sophie Hogan

The PIE News

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Lorena Llosa

New York University

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Angel Rios

Florida State University

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