Ordering a Beer in Another Language Doesn’t Equal Mastery

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 appeasing a cartoon owl? 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

Lorena Llosa

New York University

Angel Rios

Florida State University