By Emily Liebtag
Convinced that you are too old to take on learning another language? Then grab your headphones and tune into this podcast as Dr. Lisa Frumkes, Senior Director of Language Learning Products at Rosetta Stone, shares how learning a language at any age can be fruitful, providing opportunities for life and career experiences that you never imagined.
Dr. Frumkes has spent the greater part of the last three decades working studying languages. Her work ranges from designing computer-based curriculum focused on language to working at institutes of higher education.
As Lisa shares in the podcast, she sees positive progress towards incorporating language learning (dual language, world languages, etc.) in schools and districts across the country. Moreover, there is a shift towards purposeful language development where students apply what they are learning in integrated contexts and with other native speakers – not just regurgitation of vocabulary.
She cites the AAAS report on America’s Languages as being a pivotal publication in recent years in support of language programs and learning. In the report, the authors articulate how language learning is a 21st-century skill and that the advancement of edtech only stands to help opportunities to learn another language – especially those in underserved communities.
Lisa, a proponent of tech because it helps create opportunities for students in districts without language teachers to have access to quality instruction, knows that while the integration of tech into language learning is definitely a positive – it should never be seen as a total replacement of teachers.
Listen to the podcast for more!
For more, see:
- Getting Smart Podcast | Global Competency in Kentucky
- All Children Should be Bilingual: The Dual Language Economic Imperative
- Online Language Learning Toolkit
- Blended Language Learning Toolkit: Classroom-Based Implementation
This podcast series is sponsored by Rosetta Stone Education. The Rosetta Stone® Language Learning Suite for K12 provides flexible e-learning solutions that are easily integrated with the teacher’s in-class instruction. Their solutions are designed for all proficiency levels to fit your students‘ learning needs—from blank-slate students with limited exposure to new languages to those building intermediate and advanced level language skills for college and careers. For more, visit RosettaStone.com or see the Get Language Ready site.
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